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Mediterranean Sea Between Libya and Greece – September 28th, 2011

35.0N 24.5E

September 28th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Greece and Libya - September 9th, 2011

Visible in the upper part of this image are the southern portion of Greece (left) and the southwestern portion of Turkey (right), with numerous islands dotting the sea between them. The large island to the south is Crete, belonging to Greece.

Further south, the coastline of Libya can be observed. The area appears mostly arid and sandy desert, with the exception of the brown Al Jabel Al Akhdar, a mountain range running parallel to the Mediterranean Sea, east of the Gulf of Sidra.

Al Jabel Al Akhdar Mountains and Haruj Volcanic Field, Libya

31.5N 21.2E

July 7th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - July 4th, 2011

The darker brown areas that stand out against the otherwise light tan Libyan desert are mostly mountain ranges or volcanic features.

Visible at the top center, parallel to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, is the Al Jabel Al Akhdar range. The circular brown area near the left edge is the Haruj Volcanic Field.

Dust Over Gulf of Sidra, Libya

31.3N 19.2E

May 8th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

Libya - May 4th, 2011

Dust blows over the Gulf of Sidra, also known as the Gulf of Sirte, a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea on the northern coast of Libya.

Most of the landscape visible here is yellowish tan desert, although one darker area can be seen by the coastline in the upper part of the image. This is the location of the Al Jabel Al Akhdar, meaning the Green Mountain.

 

Dust Plumes Near Al Jabel Al Akhdar Range, Libya

31.7N 21.5E

April 8th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - March 30th, 2011

The Haruj Volcanic Field appears as a brown rounded area near the left edge of this image of Libya. Most of the rest of the image is covered by sandy desert, although the Tibesti Mountains can also be seen in the lower part of the full image.

Another range is visible near the coast at the top of the image: the Al Jabel Al Akhdar, meaning the Green Mountain. East of the range, two plumes of dust can be seen blowing northwards over the Mediterranean Sea.

Mountains in Coastal and Central Libya

25.0N 19.8E

December 18th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - December 10th, 2010

Areas of mountains in Libya appear dark brown, in contrast with the pale yellow and tan Sahara Desert sands. The range near the coast at the top of the image is the Al Jabel Al Akhdar, meaning the Green Mountain. It is heavily forested, a rare occurrence in Libya, one of the least forested countries on the planet.

Instead of forest, the prominent features of the other two dark brown areas visible further inland are volcanic in nature. The Haruj Volcanic field is visible as a rounded area, while the Tibesti Mountains can be seen further south in the full image. They have a more triangular shape and are located innorthern Chad and part of southern Libya.

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