Merritt Island, Florida: Earth Boulder with Night Side

Large roundish boulder is painted as Earth viewed from space, with oceans, continents, even clouds. But the back half is painted black -- night view, or paint shortage?
Address:
3645 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL
Directions:
Hwy 3/Courtenay Parkway, north of Grant/Smith Rd, in front of TUA Systems of Florida.
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Earth painted on a boulder.

Earth Boulder with Night Side

Worth seeing, but the business behind it is long gone, it appears. The boulder could use a bit of touching up, as lichens have covered most of Africa now, and the black side is very light gray.

[Randy Hoopes, 02/08/2020]

Earth globe boulder.

Earth Boulder with Night Side

Easy stop on the way to Kennedy space center.

[Andy Yawn, 12/24/2013]

Earth boulder with night side.

Earth Boulder with Night Side

Located in front of TUA Systems of Florida is this huge boulder with half of the earth painted on it. Did the painter get lazy, or run out of paint (with the exception of black)? Or is this his/her vision of an earthly eclipse?

[Sherry Frank, 08/08/2011]

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In the region:
Wonderworks - Upside-Down Building, Orlando, FL - 46 mi.

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