# Imaging horizontally through the atmosphere

1. Oct 13, 2009

### Loren Booda

Can a spy satellite see a person through a vertical window, i.e., with line of sight near the horizon?

2. Oct 14, 2009

### A.T.

Potentially yes, at an oblique angle. But the distance and the haze of the atmosphere would be greater.

Line of sight near the horizon? I don't think so: too far and to hazy.