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San Francisco and Bridges Crossing San Francisco Bay, USA – February 24th, 2012

37.7N 122.4W

February 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

USA - December 28th, 2011

The bright white parts of this orthorectified image mainly belong to the city of San Francisco (lower left quadrant) and the San Francisco Bay Area, a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses major cities and metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas.

Several bridges can be observed as white lines spanning the estuaries, including the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (east of San Francisco), the Golden Gate bridge (north of San Francisco) and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (northeast of San Francisco), the northernmost of the east–west crossings of the San Francisco Bay in California, USA, connecting Richmond on the east to San Rafael on the west end.

Point Reyes, the Marin Hills and San Francisco, California

38.0N 122.8W

August 7th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

California, USA - July 3rd, 2009

California, USA - July 3rd, 2009

Water currents in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of California make interesting patterns as they swirl around Point Reyes (top) and out of the San Francisco Bay (right).

Point Reyes is a prominent cape in Marin County approximately 30 mi (48 km) west-northwest of San Francisco. The term is often applied to the Point Reyes Peninsula, the region bounded by Tomales Bay on the northeast and Bolinas Lagoon on the southeast. The headland is protected as part of Point Reyes National Seashore. In this orthorectified image, Inverness Ridge can be seen running along the peninsula’s northwest-southeast spine.

To the southeast, the city of San Francisco glows at the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east. The Golden Gate Bridge can be seen connecting the peninsula to the Marin Hills in southern Marin County.

Part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (to the right of the Golden Gate) and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (above the Bay Bridge) can also be seen.

Bridges of the San Francisco Bay Area – July 24th, 2009

37.7N 122.4W

July 24th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

USA - July 9th, 2009

USA - July 9th, 2009

This orthorectified image offers a sharp view of San Francisco and the Bay Area in California, USA. The large bay in the bottom right quadrant is the San Francisco Bay, which connects to the San Pablo Bay to the northwest, which in turn connects to the Suisun Bay, upper right quadrant.

Several bridges can be seen crossing these bays, including the famous Golden Gate Bridge, close to the center, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, spanning the lower part of the San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, east of the Golden Gate, and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, below San Pablo Bay.

Also of note is the San Francisco International Airport, whose main runways appears as a black cross on the western shores of the San Francisco Bay.