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Dust Near Suez Canal Entrance, Egypt

30.7N 32.3E

January 8th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Egypt – January 6th, 2013

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Egypt, near the entrance to the Suez Canal. The dust plume, which is reddish-brown in color, extends due northeastward over the Mediterranean Sea. Visible to the west of the plume are the fertile green lands of the Nile Delta. Cairo can be seen at the base of the delta, in the lower left corner.

Haze Over Nile River Valley and Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

January 6th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt – January 3rd, 2013

Haze, possibly caused by fires, hangs over the Nile River Valley, Faiyum Oasis and the southern part of the Nile Delta. The city of Cairo, normally visible at the base of the delta, is completely obscured by the haze. Visible, however, are the Suez Canal, east of the delta, and Lake Moeris, on the northwestern edge of the Faiyum Oasis.

Cairo at Base of Nile Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

May 7th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - May 6th, 2012

The city of Cairo can be observed at the base of the Nile Delta, appearing as a grey area. As the Nile River flows northward from the bottom of this is, it passes by the heart-shaped Faiyum Oasis and Lake Moeris (visible along the  northern border of the oasis), before opening into a large fan-shaped delta and spilling into the Mediterranean Sea. Visible to the east of the delta is the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea (lower right quadrant). The tan circular areas dotted across the green delta region are cities and towns.

Nile River from Lake Nasser to Nile Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

April 10th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Egypt - April 9th, 2012

The Nile River flows northward from Lake Nasser on the Sudan-Egypt border towards the bottom of this image, to the Nile Delta, the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world’s largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich agricultural region. Numerous towns can be observed throughout the region as tan dots across the green terrain. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 km in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo, which is only  partially visible at the stem of the delta due to cloud cover.

Cairo At Base of Nile River Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

October 7th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Egypt - October 2nd, 2011

The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt (Lower Egypt) where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. Sediments are visible along the coastline near the delta.

It is one of the world’s largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich agricultural region. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 km in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo, which is visible as a grey area at the base of the fan-shape.

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