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Dust Blowing Across Red Sea and Over Ethiopia

12.1N 37.3E

May 31st, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes

Red Sea - May 31st, 2012

Dust blows from the Arabian Peninsula, across the Red Sea, and over Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia. A ridge of mountains in Ethiopia seems to keep the dust from blowing further westward, over Lake Tana (the green body of water near the image center). The lake is the source of the Blue Nile, located in the Amhara Region in the north-western Ethiopian highlands. The country’s largest lake, it is approximately 84 kilometers long and 66 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 15 meters, and an elevation of 1,840 meters.

Bright Green Waters of Lake Tana in Ethiopian Highlands – January 18th, 2012

12.1N 37.3E

January 18th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Ethiopia - December 29th, 2011

The bright green lake in the center of this image is Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. Located in Amhara Region in the north-western Ethiopian highlands the lake is approximately 84 kilometers long and 66 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 15 meters, and an elevation of 1,840 meters.

The Ethiopian Highlands are a rugged mass of mountains in Ethiopia, Eritrea (which is sometimes referred to as the Eritrean Highlands), and northern Somalia in the Horn of Africa. They can be observed more extensively upon opening the full image. The Ethiopian Highlands form the largest continuous area of its altitude in the whole continent, with little of its surface falling below 1500 m (4,921 ft), while the summits reach heights of up to 4550 m (14,928 ft).

Part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Northern Ethiopia

10.3N 39.9E

March 26th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Ethiopia - February 19th, 2010

Ethiopia - February 19th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows part of the Ethiopian Highlands, a rugged mass of mountains in Ethiopia, Eritrea (which is sometimes referred to as the Eritrean Highlands), and northern Somalia in the Horn of Africa.

The Ethiopian Highlands form the largest continuous area of its altitude in the whole continent, with little of its surface falling below 1500 m (5000 ft), while the summits reach heights of up to 4550 m (15,000 ft). It is sometimes called the Roof of Africa for its height and large area.

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