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Cloud Streets and Wave Clouds Over Black Sea and Near Turkey – February 9th, 2010

43.0N 35.0E

February 9th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Image of the day

Turkey - January 25th, 2010

Turkey - January 25th, 2010

Parallel rows of cumulus clouds create a striped pattern over the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov (upper right corner). This phenomenon, known as cloud streets, stretches from the Ukraine in the North to  Turkey in the South. Parts of Russia (upper right), Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria (left side, from above to below) are also visible.

Upon opening the full image, all of Turkey and parts of the Mediterranean Sea are visible. A cloud phenomenon can be observed here as well: ridged or wavelike patterns, known as wave clouds.

Agriculture Around Danube River in Romania

45.2N 27.9E

June 21st, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Romania - June 10th, 2009

Romania - June 10th, 2009

Most of the land in this image is in Romania, although near the top border part of southwestern Ukraine (above right) and part of southern Moldova (above center) can also be seen.

The majority of the terrain appears to be used for agriculture, with fields particularly concentrated near the Danube River, which flows through the center of the image on its way to the Black Sea.

The bright white areas near the Danube are the cities of Galati (above) and Brăila (below). Most of the terrain around the cities and rivers appears flat, with hills rising up to the east.

A large body of water, Yalpug Lake, is visible at the top right. It is the largest natural lake in Ukraine, covering an area of 149 km², with an average depth of about 2 metres, and a maximum depth of 5.5 metres.