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Haze Over Nile River Valley and Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

January 6th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt – January 3rd, 2013

Haze, possibly caused by fires, hangs over the Nile River Valley, Faiyum Oasis and the southern part of the Nile Delta. The city of Cairo, normally visible at the base of the delta, is completely obscured by the haze. Visible, however, are the Suez Canal, east of the delta, and Lake Moeris, on the northwestern edge of the Faiyum Oasis.

Cairo at Base of Nile Delta, Egypt

30.0N 31.2E

May 7th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - May 6th, 2012

The city of Cairo can be observed at the base of the Nile Delta, appearing as a grey area. As the Nile River flows northward from the bottom of this is, it passes by the heart-shaped Faiyum Oasis and Lake Moeris (visible along the  northern border of the oasis), before opening into a large fan-shaped delta and spilling into the Mediterranean Sea. Visible to the east of the delta is the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea (lower right quadrant). The tan circular areas dotted across the green delta region are cities and towns.

Clouds by Nile River Delta, Egypt

29.4N 30.5E

February 6th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - February 2nd, 2012

Clouds hang over the Mediterranean Sea, partially obscuring the view of the Nile Delta, in northern Egypt. The delta valley further to the south is visible, however, appearing as a bright green triangle of land. The city of Cairo can be observed near the tip of the triangular region.

The land along the banks of the Nile River is also green and vegetated, in contrast with the desert that covers most of the rest of the image. Another vegetated area of land is the Fayum Oasis, west of the river. Lake Moeris can be observed along the northern border of the oasis.

 

Seas, Lakes and Rivers in Egypt and the Middle East – March 15th, 2011

31.4N 35.4E

March 15th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - February 18th, 2011

The land along the banks of the Nile River and in the river’s delta is green and vegetated, in contrast to the desert that covers most of the rest of the image.

Other bodies of water can be observed as well, including Lake Nasser (on the Nile at the bottom edge), Lake Moeris (at the edge of an oasis just west of the Nile, near the left edge), the Red Sea (separating Egypt and Saudi Arabia, center to lower right), the Mediterranea Sea (upper left) and the Dead Sea (in Israel/Palestine, northeast of the Sinai Peninsula).

Lakes Near the Nile River, Egypt and Sudan

22.8N 32.5E

July 22nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Egypt and Sudan - July 4th, 2010

Egypt and Sudan - July 4th, 2010

The fertile green Nile River Delta has a triangular shape at the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The valley by the Nile also appears as a thick green band on either side of the river.

Just to the south of the delta, on the west bank of the Nile, is the green, heart-shaped Faiyum Oasis. The northern part of the oasis is occupied by Lake Moeris, dark blue in color.

Upon opening the full image, the Nile River can be seen further south, in Sudan. Situated on the Egypt-Sudan border is Lake Nasser, with the smaller Toshka Lakes to its west.