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Area seen from space

Images and their descriptions taken from NASA JSC Digital Image Collection http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/iams/html/index.html

Southeastern Mediterranean Panorama taken from space shuttle

In this panorama view of the Southeastern Mediterranean (28.0N, 34.0E), the Sinai Peninsula dominates this north looking oblique view. Lying between two great continents, historic Sinai separates Africa from Asia. The Great Rift Fault originates in southern Turkey, through the Jordan River Valley, and the Gulf of Aqaba, the Red Sea and then into east Africa. The atmospheric haze seen throughout is thought to be wind borne atmospheric dust. Image taken on 14th June 1991. (NASA)

Near East area as seen from Gemini 11 spacecraft

Near East area as seen from Gemini 11 spacecraft during its 26th revolution of the earth. The United Arab Republic (Egypt) is in foreground. Triangular-shaped area is the Sinai Penisula. Saudia Arabia is at upper right. The Mediterranean Sea is at upper left. The Gulf of Suez separates Egypt from the Sinai Peninsula. The Red Sea is at bottom right. The Gulf of Aqaba is body of water in right center of photography separating the Sinai Peninsula and the Arabian Peninsula. The Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Jordan and Israel are in top center of picture. Iraq is at top right edge of photograph. Image taken 14th September 1966 from Gemini 11 spacecraft.(NASA)


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