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Shoreline of Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic USA – September 16th, 2009

40.7N 73.9W

September 16th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Northeastern USA - August 16th, 2009

Northeastern USA - August 16th, 2009

The coastline of the northeastern and mid-atlantic United States of America appears mostly clear to the north, around Massachusetts, with more sediments present to the south in the Delaware Bay.

Of note along the coastline is Cape Cod, a hook-shaped peninsula belonging to Massachusetts. South of this land formation are the islands of Martha’s Vineyard (left) and Nantucket (right).

Moving down the coast, Long Island can be seen, with the city of New York on its western extremity appearing as a tan area. Inland, above the island, is the state of Connecticut, with the state of New Jersey to the east and the state of New York to the northeast.

Further south, the Delaware Bay, separating the states of New Jersey and Delaware displays some brown sediments. Another bay, the Cheasapeake, in Maryland and Virginia, is also visible in the bottom left corner.

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