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Thread: Where would you be located 500 million years ago...?

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    Where would you be located 500 million years ago...?

    Check out this site, type in your city, and see where you were on a much younger Earth...

    https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#500

    Hopefully this is the correct forum page for this post.

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    Huh, interesting. My city couldn’t resolve at 500 million years. I had to pick a city a few hundred miles away before I found one that did. On the other hand, at 200 million years, I could get it, and it was in an area that was beginning to look like North America. I liked being able to roll the Earth model around so I could look at the whole planet.
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    That is an interesting site.

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    Now to show the closer Moon

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    That is interesting. My local town and the county town are about 20 miles apart at the moment. 500m years ago there was at least a couple of thousand miles between them. Being in southern England that comes as a bit of a shock. I could understand Scotland and England being separated by that much but not two towns in the same area.

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    Funny, I would be about the same distance below the equator as I am above it now. But I'd be sea side.
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    Very interesting! I looked at where several modern cities were. Informative. I will definitely show my daughter, I think it will be interesting for her to see where there was a place that a modern city occupies, millions of years ago.

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    My tectonic plate doesn't track that far into the past!
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