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Islands of Anticosti and Newfoundland, Canada

53.7N 59.5W

May 18th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Canada - May 2nd, 2011

Two large islands can be observed in this image of eastern Canada. The smaller of the two is Anticosti Island, located at the outlet of the Saint Lawrence River into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, in Quebec.

The larger of the two, situated by the right edge, is Newfoundland, located 15 km off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Crossing the upper part of the image is the Churchill River. It flows towards into Lake Melville, which is frozen and appears white in this image.

Cloud Vortex Near Anticosti Island, Canada

49.5N 62.9W

April 16th, 2010 Category: Clouds

Canada - March 5th, 2010

Canada - March 5th, 2010

Anticosti Island (French, Île d’Anticosti), visible in the upper left corner, is an island at the outlet of the Saint Lawrence River into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, in Quebec, Canada. Southeast of the island, out over in the Atlantic Ocean, a large cloud vortex can be observed.

At 7,892.52 km2 (3,047.32 sq mi) in size, it is the 90th largest island in the world and 20th largest island in Canada. Anticosti Island is separated on the north from the Côte-Nord region of Quebec (the Labrador Peninsula) by the Jacques Cartier Strait and on the south from the Gaspé Peninsula by the Honguedo Strait.

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