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Coastal Algeria, Eastern Spain and Balearic Islands

36.6N 1.1E

December 28th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes, Mountains, Salt Flats

Algeria and Spain - December 22nd, 2011

A strip of land along the coast of Algeria appear green and fertile, in contrast with the Sahara Desert to the south. Visible parallel to the coast are the Saharan Atlas Mountains. Near the center of the shoreline, just below the change in terrain, is the Chott Ech Chergui, a large endorheic salt lake (appearing tan in color, here).

To the north, the eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula can be observed in the upper left quadrant, with the Spanish Balearic Islands, including Majorca (the largest), Minorca (to its east) and Ibiza and Formentera (to its west), visible in the Mediterranean Sea at the upper center and right.

Western Mediterranean Islands and Nations

39.6N 3.0E

December 27th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Mediterranean - December 22nd, 2011

This image shows the western Mediterranean Sea and nations surrounding it, including Italy (upper right corner) and Spain (lower left quadrant). France is mostly obscured by the clouds in the upper left quadrant, but Algeria is clearly visible below in the full image.

Several islands can also be seen: Sardinia (right edge), belonging to Italy, Corsica (north of former), belonging to France, and the Balearic Islands (just below center) of Spain, the largest of which is Majorca, with Minorca to its east and Ibiza and Formentera to its west.

The coastlines are mostly sediment free, although some greenish sediments can be seen by the Ebro Delta on the coast of Spain and in the Ligurian Sea near Genova off the Italian coast.

Vortex Near Balearic Islands, Spain

37.9N 0.2E

September 18th, 2011 Category: Clouds

Spain - August 13th, 2011

Visible off the eastern coast of Spain and northern coast of Algeria, over the Mediterranean Sea, is a cloud vortex.

Spain’s Balearic Islands can be observed to the northeast of the vortex, near the upper right edge (from northeast to southwest) Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Balearic Islands Southeast of Ebro Delta, Spain

38.9N 1.4E

June 3rd, 2011 Category: Rivers

Spain - May 23rd, 2011

Spain’s Balearic Islands can be observed here in the Mediterranea Sea: (from northeast to southwest) Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

To the west, on the Spanish mainland, Cap de la Nau (“Cape of the Ship”) can be seen west of Ibiza, and the Ebro Delta can be seen north-northwest of Ibiza. The Ebro River can also be seen flowing across a valley, towards the delta.

City of Palma on Island of Majorca, Spain

39.5N 2.6E

February 22nd, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Spain - February 11th, 2011

This image focuses on Majorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. The city of Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands archipelago and autonomous community, can be observed along the shores of the large bay on the southern side of the island.

In the full image, the smaller islands of Minorca and Ibiza and can be observed to the east and west of Majorca, respectively. Just south of Ibiza is the island of Formentera. This four islands are the main four of the archipelago. Other smaller islands can also be seen nearby, such as the minor island of Cabrera, just south of Majorca.