This article is from the Dreaming FAQ, by "Lars Rune Foleide" email@example.com .
Yes. This is mostly called Clairvoyance, Remote Viewing, Out of Body
Experience or Astral Projection. It is a good way of exploring the
Universe, there are no limits to distance, destination or speed. You
can leave your body from a Lucid Dream or on the onset of sleep. How
to leave your body from a dream will be discussed in my Lucid Dreaming
FAQ. And you might also check out my Out of Body Experiences FAQ for
more info on this. SRI Experiments: 1973-1988. In 1988 Edwin May and
his colleagues analyzed all psi experiments conducted at SRI from 1973
until that time. The analysis was based on 154 experiments, consisting
of more than 26,000 separate trials, conducted over those sixteen
years. Of those, just over a thousand trials were laboratory
remote-viewing tests. The statistical results of this analysis
indicated odds against chance of 10^20 to one (that is, more than a
billion billion to one). So chance is not a viable explanation.
Some references: Dean Radin. Ph.D. The Conscious Universe: The
scientific truth of psychic phenomena. 91-109, 1997.
Robert G. Jahn and Brenda J. Dunne. Margins of Reality: The Role of
Consciousness in the Physical World. 149-191, 1987.
If you suspect that you have seen a distant location, then write it
down when you wake up for later verification. Good Luck.