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Caspian Sea and Nearby Bodies of Water

42.0N 57.3E

December 29th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Iran - December 22nd, 2010

Several differently colored bodies of water can be noted in this image of Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan (from bottom to top). At the upper right, Sarygamysh Lake appears dark blue. It is situated near the Amu Darya River.

The largest body of water is the Caspian Sea, on the left side of the image. Some sediments can be observed along the southeastern shores, and Karabogas Bay, just north of those sediments, appears a lighter shade of blue. The southern shoreline is framed by the the Alborz Mountains of Iran.

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