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Haze Over Eastern Mediterranean from Egypt to Israel/Palestine Shoreline

31.0N 32.5E

January 25th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Rivers

Egypt – January 17th, 2013

A cloud of smoky haze hangs over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, from the edge of the Nile Delta and Suez Canal, in Egypt, past the coastline of the Sinai Peninsula, to the shores of Israel/Palestine. Inland, a stark contrast can be observed between the green of the Nile Delta and Nile River Valley, as well as the Faiyum Oasis (lower left), and the mostly desert terrain flanking the river and on the peninsula.

Dust Spreading from Persian Gulf to Caspian and Mediterranean Seas – May 11th, 2012

32.3N 39.4E

May 12th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Persian Gulf - May 11th, 2012

Dust spreads over Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan (clockwise from upper left). A thin veil of dust can be observed over the Persian Gulf, through which sediments from the Shatt al-Arab are partially visible. However, the dust is densest to the west, as it spreads over Syria and Jordan and towards Israel/Palestine and Lebanon. Some dust can even be spreading over the Mediterranean Sea (upper left quadrant), by the border with Turkey, and northwards over the Caspian Sea (upper right quadrant).

Dead Sea in Jordan Rift Valley, Middle East

31.5N 35.4E

October 7th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Middle East - October 2nd, 2011

Visible parallel to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea is the Dead Sea, a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world’s saltiest body of water, 8.6 times saltier than the ocean.

Dead Sea in Jordan Rift Valley – June 22nd, 2011

31.1N 34.8E

June 22nd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Middle East - June 20th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image focuses the Dead Sea, a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel/Palestine and the West Bank to the west.

It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. The valley and river appear a lighter shade of grey.

The Dead Sea is 67 kilometres (42 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface on dry land.

 

Cloud of Dust Over Eastern Mediterranean Sea – May 28th, 2011

32.5N 32.6E

May 28th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Egypt - May 18th, 2011

A large cloud of dust hovers over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, north of Egypt and west of Israel/Palestine.

The dust apparently originates in the Middle East, as it appears densest near the right edge of the image, and is blown in a counter-clockwise curve by the wind.

 

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