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Sediments Flowing Off Coast of Sicily Towards Malta

37.5N 14.0E

May 27th, 2013 Category: Sediments

Italy – May 26th, 2013

Sediments, possibly mixed with phytoplankton growth, cling to the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and stream southwards off the southeastern tip of the island towards the archipelago composing the Republic of Malta (below).

Dust Plume Stretching from Tunisia to Sicily, Italy

33.8N 10.8E

May 22nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Mediterranean – May 22nd, 2013

A thick plume of dust blows off the coast of Tunisia and over the Mediterranean Sea, fanning out as it spreads towards Sicily, in southern Italy. The dust obscures much of the Gulf of Gabès, the Kerkennah Islands and Djerba.

Mountains and Volcanoes of Sicily, Italy

37.5N 13.9E

October 9th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Volcanoes

Italy - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Sicily’s roughly triangular shape, separated to the east from the Italian region of Calabria through the Strait of Messina.

The terrain of inland Sicily is mostly hilly. Along the northern coast, mountain ranges of Madonie (2000 m), Nebrodi (1800 m) and Peloritani (1300 m) represent an extension of mainland Appennines. The cone of Mount Etna dominates over the eastern coast. In the south-east lie lower Hyblaean Mountains (1000 m).

Mount Etna and Nebrodi Mountains on Sicily, Italy

37.7N 14.9E

February 9th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Volcanoes

Italy - January 16th, 2011

Mount Etna’s caldera is partially covered in snow in this winter image of the volcano, located on the Italian island of Sicily. Several old lava flows appear as grey streaks running down the volcano’s flanks.

Visible parallel to the coast, to the north of Mount Etna, are the Nebrodi Mountains, a range that runs along the north east of Sicily. Together with the Madonie and the Peloritani, they form the Sicilian Apennines. Mount Etna, separated from the mountains by the rivers Alcantara and Simeto, forms the range’s southern border.

Snow Atop Mount Etna and Sediments Along Coast of Sicily, Italy – January 7th, 2011

37.1N 14.7E

January 7th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments, Volcanoes

Italy - December 27th, 2010

Sediments give a greenish hue to the waters along the southeastern coast of Sicily. The entire Italian island can be observed in the full image.

Despite the fact that the image was taken in winter, snow is visible only on the highest of the island’s mountain peaks, including Mount Etna (top).