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Haze Over Nile River Valley and Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

January 6th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt – January 3rd, 2013

Haze, possibly caused by fires, hangs over the Nile River Valley, Faiyum Oasis and the southern part of the Nile Delta. The city of Cairo, normally visible at the base of the delta, is completely obscured by the haze. Visible, however, are the Suez Canal, east of the delta, and Lake Moeris, on the northwestern edge of the Faiyum Oasis.

Dust Over Nile River and Red Sea, Egypt and Saudi Arabia

April 19th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Fires, Rivers

Red Sea - April 15th, 2012

Dust can be seen blowing over the northern half of the Red Sea, between Egypt (left) and Saudi Arabia (right). The dust also creates a hazy effect over part of the Nile River in the lower left quadrant. Visible at the upper left is the fan-shaped Nile Delta. The grey patches of haze over the delta may indicate smoke from fires.

Nile River from Lake Nasser to Nile Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

April 10th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Egypt - April 9th, 2012

The Nile River flows northward from Lake Nasser on the Sudan-Egypt border towards the bottom of this image, to the Nile Delta, the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world’s largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich agricultural region. Numerous towns can be observed throughout the region as tan dots across the green terrain. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 km in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo, which is only  partially visible at the stem of the delta due to cloud cover.

Dust Plume Over Mediterranean Sea and Sediments by Nile River Delta

33.2N 33.9E

March 22nd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Dust Over Mediterranean - March 19th, 2012

A plume of dust blows westward across Syria and the Middle East, north of the Dead Sea, and over the Mediterranean Sea. Visible northwest of the dust plume is the island-nation of Cyprus.

To the southwest of the dust plume, sediments line the shores of the Mediterranean, along the shores of the Nile Delta, visible as a fertile green triangle, and the Sinai Peninsula.

Convergence of White and Blue Nile Rivers Near Khartoum, Sudan

15.5N 32.5E

March 1st, 2012 Category: Rivers

Sudan - December 31st, 2011

The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world, at 6,650 km (4,130 miles) long. It runs through the ten countries of Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt.

This image focuses on the part of the Nile in Sudan. It enters the country below Renk as the White Nile, and flows north to Khartoum, where it meets the Blue Nile. The area between the two rivers, visible in the lower right quadrant, is a large tract of irrigated land known as the Gezira Scheme. The course of the Nile in Sudan is distinctive. It flows over six groups of cataracts, from the first at Aswan to the sixth at Sabaloka (just north of Khartoum) and then turns to flow southward before again returning to flow north. This is called the Great Bend of the Nile. In the north of Sudan the river enters Lake Nasser (known in Sudan as Lake Nubia), the larger part of which is in Egypt.