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Currents in the Mediterranean Flowing Towards Cyprus

33.8N 35.4E

February 17th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Cyprus - February 4th, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the island nation of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey and west of Syria and Lebanon. The lighter streaks in the sea off the coast of Syria show the movement of water, flowing westward off the Syrian coast.

Several cities appear as white areas in the image. Of note are Damascus, the capital of Syria, visible towards the bottom right corner, Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, visible along the coast to the northwest of Damascus, and Limassol, the second largest city in Cyprus, visible along the southern coast of the country.

Syria and the Euphrates River – April 30th, 2009

April 30th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Syria - April 9th, 2009

Syria - April 9th, 2009

Syria is an Arab country in Southwest Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Israel to the southwest, Jordan to the south, Iraq to the east, and Turkey to the north. While the images focuses on Syria, parts of its bordering neighbor states can all be seen.

Syria consists mostly of arid plateau, although the northwest part of the country bordering the Mediterranean is fairly green. The Northeast of the country “Al Jazira” and the South “Hawran” are important agricultural areas.

The Euphrates, Syria’s most important river, crosses the country in the east. Here, it can be observed crossing the upper portion of the image.

The capital city of Syria, Damascus, is located in the southwest part of the country; here, covered by clouds. Damascus is widely regarded as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

The climate in Syria is dry and hot, and winters are mild. Because of the country’s elevation, snowfall does occasionally occur during winter.

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