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Black Sea, from the Danube Delta to the Shores of Georgia – April 16th, 2012

43.0N 35.0E

April 16th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - March 18th, 2012

This image shows the entirety of the Black Sea, located in an elliptical depression which lies between Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Visible on the western shores of the immense lake is the delta of the Danube River; sediments can be seen flowing from the delta into the sea. To the north, the Sea of Azov, northeast of the Crimean Peninsula and connected to the Black Sea via the Strait of Kerch, is partially covered in ice. The eastern part of the sea, near Georgia, is partially obscured by clouds.

 

Sediments Along Black Sea Coast – October 21st, 2011

45.0N 24.9E

October 21st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Greece - October 20th, 2011

Thick greenish sediments line the coast of the Black Sea, stretching from Romania (above) to Turkey (right). The shoreline of the Aegean Sea, to the south, is much clearer.

Of note in the upper part of the image is the inverse S-shape of the Carpathian Mountains, stretching mainly across Romania and Bulgaria. The terrain in Greece (lower left quadrant) and Turkey (lower right quadrant) is also quite mountains, although with valleys that are much less extensive than those east of the Carpathians.

Italian Peninsula and Eastern Europe

43.7N 14.8E

August 14th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Europe - August 1st, 2011

This image shows most of the Italian peninsula and Sicily, as well as parts of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.

Italy is the country with less cloud cover, allowing the Apennine Mountains to be seen running down the spine of the peninsula. Also cloud free is the coast of Croatia, where several islands can be seen near the shoreline. Most of the rest of the image is dotted by clouds, with the exception of a large valley in Romania at the upper right.

Straits Connecting Black, Marmara and Aegean Seas – July 23rd, 2011

40.6N 28.2E

July 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - July 14th, 2011

While the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas (below) are dotted with hundreds of Greek and Turkish islands, few are visible in the Black Sea (upper right).

The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Marmara (center) via the Bosphorus Strait, with the city of Istanbul located on either side. The Sea of Marmara is then linked to the Aegean Sea through the Dardanelles.

In the upper left quadrant, the Danube River can be seen flowing along the border of Romania (above) and Bulgaria (below), to its delta on the shores of the Black Sea.

 

The Black Sea, from the Danube Delta in the West to the Caucasus Mountains in the East – June 15th, 2011

43.7N 33.8E

June 15th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Black Sea - May 18th, 2011

The Black Sea occupies the majority of this image. It has an area of 436,400 km2 (168,500 sq mi), not including the Sea of Azov (the body of water northeast of the Crimean Peninsula that is lined with sediments and connected to the Black Sea by the Strait of Kerch).

The Black Sea forms in an east-west trending elliptical depression which lies between Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The longest east-west extent is about 1,175 km.

It is constrained by the Pontic Mountains to the south, the Caucasus Mountains (capped with snow by the right edge) to the east and features a wide shelf to the northwest. Visible on the western shores is the delta of the Danube River.

 

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