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East Coast of Spain from Valencia to Cape Nao

39.4N 0.3W

December 12th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Spain - December 8th, 2010

This orthorectified image thumbnail shows the eastern coast of Spain from the city of Valencia (upper left corner) to the Cap de la Nau headland (bottom right corner), which marks the southern boundary of the Bay of Valencia.

Valencia is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain. Valencia’s port is the biggest on the Mediterranean Western coast, the first of Spain in Container Traffic as of 2008, and the second of Spain in total traffic, handling 20% of Spain’s exports.

Cape Nao (called Cap de la Nau, in Valencian, or Cabo de la Nao, in Spanish, literally meaning “Cape of the Ship”) is a steep, rocky headland located in the municipality of Xàbia, Valencian Community, Spain. It is within the Mediterranean province of Alicante, in the comarca of Marina Alta, and is the easternmost point of the Valencian Community.

Sediments Along Spanish Coast from Ebro Delta to Cap de la Nau

40.7N 0.8E

November 13th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Spain - October 19th, 2010

Sediments line the eastern coast of Spain, in the Balearic Sea (part of the Mediterranean Sea). The majority are spilling forth from the Ebro Delta, protruding off the coast in the upper part of the image, and reach down to Cap de la Nau (“Cape of the Ship”), at the end of the large peninsula extending out into the sea.

East of Cap de la Nau are the islands of Ibiza (larger, above) and Formentera (smaller, below). They are members of the Balearic Islands group.

Inland, the terrain is mixed between dry and tan in color, and green with vegetation, mostly in areas at higher elevations. The Pyrenees can be observed at the top of the full image.

Cloud Vortex Between Spanish Mainland and Ibiza

38.9N 1.4E

July 10th, 2009 Category: Clouds

Spain - June 29th, 2009

Spain - June 29th, 2009

A loose cloud vortex swirls counterclockwise between the island of Ibiza and Cap de la Nau (Cape of the Ship) on the Spanish mainland.

Other clouds are also visible over the Pyrenees (top center) and parts of the Mediterranean Sea, but the air currents by them have not caused vortices to form.

The other Balearic Islands are also visible, including Majorca and Minorca to the northeast of Ibiza. Algeria is visible in the lower right quadrant, while the Spanish mainland occupies the left half of the image.