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Strait of Gibraltar and Nearby Cities, Spain and Morocco – May 31st, 2011

36.1N 5.3W

May 31st, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Spain - May 23rd, 2011

The Strait of Gibraltar, separating Spain (above) and Morocco (below) and the Atlantic Ocean (left) from the Mediterranean Sea (right), can be seen just left of the center of this image.

The city of Tangier can be observed in Morocco on the southwestern side of the strait. Also, some clouds cling to the Moroccon coastline on the southeastern side of the strait.

Across the strait, just north of these clouds, is a semi-circular populated grey area along the coast (best observed in the full image).

On the left side of the semi-circle is the Spanish city of Algeciras, on the right side is the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, and between the two is the city of La Línea de la Concepción. Also visible along the Spanish coast to the east are the cities of Malaga and El Ejido.

Wide-swath Image of the Strait of Gibraltar – October 13th, 2009

35.9N 5.5W

October 13th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Strait of Gibraltar - August 27th, 2009

Strait of Gibraltar - August 27th, 2009

Close-up of strait

Close-up of strait

Moroccan coast

Moroccan coast

The main image here is an orthorectified wide-swath ASAR (radar) image of southern Spain and northern Morocco. It is possible to see a larger area as the width of the swath is five times that of a normal IMM image.

The first close-up focuses on the northeastern coast of Morocco near the port city of Al Hoceima, by the center of the Rif Mountains.

The second close-up focuses on the Strait of Gibraltar. Ships can be seen moving through the strait and clustered around the port city of La Línea de la Concepción, on the eastern isthmus of the Bay of Gibraltar, and the nearby British overseas territory of Gibraltar (right edge).

Cities on Strait of Gibraltar Shores

35.9N 5.6W

June 30th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Strait of Gibraltar - June 21st, 2009

Strait of Gibraltar - June 21st, 2009

Clusters of white dots along the coastlines of Spain (above) and Morocco (below) indicate the locations of populated or industrial areas, while other white dots in the Strait of Gibraltar (center) mark the presence of ships.

The bright white area at the lower left of this orthorectified ASAR (radar) image is the port city of Tangiers, Morocco, while that at the lower right is the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Across the strait, Spanish cities such as Algeciras and La Línea de la Concepción are visible in the upper right quadrant, with Tarifa visible in the center of the image. The bright white peninsula on the coastline, just south of La Línea, is the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.