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Dust Across Nile Delta and Cyprus

33.2N 34.1E

May 31st, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Egypt – May 30th, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows across the Nile Delta (bottom left) and northeastward over the Mediterranean Sea. A second dust plume can be seen to the east, spreading from north of the Dead Sea to the northwest, across the Mediterranean to the island nation of Cyprus.

Dust Plume Over Mediterranean Sea and Sediments by Nile River Delta

33.2N 33.9E

March 22nd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Dust Over Mediterranean - March 19th, 2012

A plume of dust blows westward across Syria and the Middle East, north of the Dead Sea, and over the Mediterranean Sea. Visible northwest of the dust plume is the island-nation of Cyprus.

To the southwest of the dust plume, sediments line the shores of the Mediterranean, along the shores of the Nile Delta, visible as a fertile green triangle, and the Sinai Peninsula.

Dead Sea in Jordan Rift Valley, Middle East

31.5N 35.4E

October 7th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Middle East - October 2nd, 2011

Visible parallel to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea is the Dead Sea, a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world’s saltiest body of water, 8.6 times saltier than the ocean.

Dust from Middle East Spreads Over Cyprus and to Turkey

35.4N 34.2E

September 30th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms

Turkey and Syria - September 29th, 2011

Dust from the Middle East blows westward over the Mediterranean Sea and northward over parts of Turkey. The dust also partially obscures the Dead Sea (lower right).

The veil of dust appears densest between the shores of Turkey (above) and Syria (right), and Cyprus. However, it can also be seen spreading beyond the island nation.

Suez Canal and Great Bitter Lake, Egypt – July 17th, 2011

30.7N 32.3E

July 17th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Egypt - July 12th, 2011

Visible on the right side of this image is the Dead Sea, while near the left edge is part of the fertile, green delta of the Nile River, in Egypt. At the edge of the delta, bordering the Sinai Peninsula, is the Suez Canal, an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.

After multiple enlargements, the canal was 193.30 km long, 24 m deep, and 205 m wide as of 2010. It consists of the northern access channel of 22 km, the canal itself of 162.25 km and of the southern access channel of 9 km. It is single-lane with passing places in Ballah By-Pass and in the Great Bitter Lake (visible along the path of the canal in the full image). It contains no locks; seawater flows freely through the canal.