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Black Sea, from the Danube Delta to the Shores of Georgia – April 16th, 2012

43.0N 35.0E

April 16th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - March 18th, 2012

This image shows the entirety of the Black Sea, located in an elliptical depression which lies between Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Visible on the western shores of the immense lake is the delta of the Danube River; sediments can be seen flowing from the delta into the sea. To the north, the Sea of Azov, northeast of the Crimean Peninsula and connected to the Black Sea via the Strait of Kerch, is partially covered in ice. The eastern part of the sea, near Georgia, is partially obscured by clouds.

 

The Black Sea, from the Danube Delta in the West to the Caucasus Mountains in the East – June 15th, 2011

43.7N 33.8E

June 15th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Black Sea - May 18th, 2011

The Black Sea occupies the majority of this image. It has an area of 436,400 km2 (168,500 sq mi), not including the Sea of Azov (the body of water northeast of the Crimean Peninsula that is lined with sediments and connected to the Black Sea by the Strait of Kerch).

The Black Sea forms in an east-west trending elliptical depression which lies between Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The longest east-west extent is about 1,175 km.

It is constrained by the Pontic Mountains to the south, the Caucasus Mountains (capped with snow by the right edge) to the east and features a wide shelf to the northwest. Visible on the western shores is the delta of the Danube River.

 

Danube and Drava Rivers Flowing by Lake Balaton, Hungary

46.8N 17.7E

March 27th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Hungary - March 23rd, 2011

Lake Balaton, the large, green body of water near the center, is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary and the largest lake in Central Europe.The northern shore is mountainous, while the southern is flat.

The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalized Sió is the only outflow. Here, the lake appears darkest green on the southwestern end, where the Zala River enters, and lighest on the northeastern end where the Sió exits.

Two other rivers can also be observed: the Danube and the Drava. The Danube flows across the top part of the image, north of the lake, before bending almost 90 degrees and flowing parallel to the right edge. The Drava flows across the bottom of the image, south of the lake.

Danube River Passing Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania

44.6N 22.6E

December 23rd, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Romania - December 21st, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the Danube River meandering across Romania. The city of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, in Mehedinţi County, Oltenia, Romania, can be observed as a white area on the left bank of the Danube.

It is situated in western Oltenia, at the edge of the Topolniţa depression. In the full image, two large ridges of mountains can be observed to the north of the depression: the Mehedinţi Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, spearated by the valley of the Cerna River.

Danube River Crossing Serbia

44.8N 20.4E

June 15th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Serbia - June 6th, 2010

Serbia - June 6th, 2010

Serbia is a European country located in the west-central Balkans. It has an area of 29,922 sq mi (77,498 sq km) and a population (2009) of approximately 7,320,000. The capital is Belgrade.

Serbia is mountainous, with forests in the central area and low-lying plains in the north. Here, the Danube River can be seen meandering across the middle of the image.

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