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While on a flight to San Francisco from New York, somewhere over California or Nevada, I saw this from my window; what the heck is it?

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closed as off-topic by raptortech97, DeltaLima, ratchet freak, Simon, Pondlife Feb 8 '15 at 18:07

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question does not appear to be about aviation, within the scope defined in the help center." – raptortech97, DeltaLima, ratchet freak, Simon, Pondlife
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any reason to believe this is an aviation facility? Is the only link to aviation the fact that you saw this while in a plane? $\endgroup$ – raptortech97 Feb 8 '15 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ Honestly, no, just wasn't sure where to post. $\endgroup$ – raffian Feb 8 '15 at 17:41
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have its coordinates? $\endgroup$ – Farhan Feb 8 '15 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Farhan lol, I was in a passenger plane. $\endgroup$ – raffian Feb 8 '15 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ @raffian It could be Area 51, that's why I asked for coordinates. Without more information, I tend to agree with the close vote. Btw, on your flight, you flew towards the East of California, then into Nevada. $\endgroup$ – Farhan Feb 8 '15 at 18:31
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In case anyone's wondering, it's the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, credit to Trish Ling at Sci-Fi.

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