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Sunglint in Gulf of Carpentaria by Groote Eylandt, Australia

13.9S 136.5E

January 12th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Australia - January 12th, 2012

The water along the Gulf of Carpentaria off the coast of Australia’s Northern Territory appears silvery in color due to sun glint. The glint highlights the contours of the coast, including several large bays and the outline of Groote Eylandt, the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Groote Eylandt lies about 50 km from the Northern Territory mainland and eastern coast of Arnhem Land (about 630 km from Darwin), opposite Blue Mud Bay. The island measures about 50 km from east to west and 60 km north—south, a total area of 2,326.1 km². It is generally quite low-lying, with an average height above sea level of 15 m, although Central Hill reaches an elevation of 219 metres.

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