Originally Posted by nachtflug
Hi. I hate to ask again but this is fascinating. I have a world map at work where I keep staring it and visualizing these pictures. Could you google earth the location of this from a relatively large scale so I (and everyone else) can orient this area? .
OK this is the whole of Kazakhstan on Google Earth ... we are in the white ring.
The evening we are up to ... evening Day 41, we are about 200 km (120 miles) west of the city of Semipalatinsk (Semey). The Soviet nuclear test site (also in the white ring) is about 160 km (100 miles) west of Semipalatinsk ... just 20-30 miles south-east of where we were camped.
If you stick these co-ords (N50.43803 E77.81421) in google earth or google maps then look at the satellite pics (zoom out to get some perspective) you will see a lot of target signs and huge bomb craters