HELP ME SOLVE THIS MYSTERY?

HELP ME SOLVE THIS MYSTERY?

Postby bourn59 » January 10th, 2014, 1:05 am

Ok so I'm going on a road trip an when I checked to see the directions, on the way we see that there is ALOT of these black circles. What are they? They just appear along the highway. GO TO GOOGLE MAPS TO SEE YOURSELF.

Type in : Clovis, New Mexico

Please tell me what they are. THANK YOU
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Postby ciceron » January 10th, 2014, 1:13 am

I assume those circles of various colors are farmland using large traveling irrigation machines that move in a circle. Use the zoom slider to get more detail.

Here are examples in the desert
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/pod-best-april-08/irrigated-fields-kendrick_pod_image.html
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Postby roselyn » January 10th, 2014, 1:17 am

I assume those circles of various colors are farmland using large traveling irrigation machines that move in a circle. Use the zoom slider to get more detail.

Here are examples in the desert
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/pod-best-april-08/irrigated-fields-kendrick_pod_image.html
They are cropped areas of farmland that use a type of watering system that operates with a rotating bar.  This means that the land is watered in large circles.
 
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Postby shanley42 » January 10th, 2014, 1:27 am

shadows ( i didnt look at maps so am guessing )
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