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Tunisia and Clouds Over Italian Peninsula

38.6N 11.5E

April 16th, 2011 Category: Deserts

Italy - April 8th, 2011

Thin clouds create a translucent haze over the Italian Peninsula. While the haze extends over the Tyrrhenian Sea, but does not pass beyond the islands of Sicily (below), Sardinia (left, below) and Corsica (left, above).

Visible to the south is part of Tunisia, fertile near the northern coast and becoming progressively more arid as one moves southward. Some lakes and areas of salt flats appear as white expanses amidst the desert terrain.


Islands of Corsica and Elba in the Mediterranean

42.0N 9.0E

May 18th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Corsica - April 28th, 2010

Corsica - April 28th, 2010

Corsica, one of the 26 régions of France, is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean; it has an area of 3,352 sq mi (8,681 sq km). It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the island of Sardinia.

Also visible in the upper right corner is Elba Island, off the west coast of Italy, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Elba, which belongs to Italy, has an area of 86 square miles (223 square km) and is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago. Its coast is precipitous and its interior mountainous, rising to Mount Capanne (3,343 feet [1,019 m]).

Italy, from Naples and Mount Vesuvius to the Gargano Peninsula

40.8N 14.2E

May 17th, 2010 Category: Volcanoes

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

The city of Naples (Italian: Napoli), capital of the region of Campania in southern Italy, is visible along the coast of the Bay of Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the lower part of this image. Above, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, the Gargano Peninsula can be seen as well.

Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields. Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a stratovolcano located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. Here, white clouds hover above its peak.

Palermo and Mountainous Western Sicily, Italy

38.1N 13.3E

March 2nd, 2010 Category: Mountains

Italy - February 18th, 2010

Italy - February 18th, 2010

This orthorectified image stretches from the northern to the southern coasts of the central-western end of Sicily. The island is characterized by a densely mountainous landscape, with the main ranges of Madonie and Nebrodi in the north. The city of Palermo is visible here along the shoreline near the center of the top edge.

Palermo, located in the north west of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is the capital of the autonomous region Sicily and the Province of Palermo. The city is noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old.

Sediments from Tiber and Ombrone Rivers, Italy – February 10th, 2010

41.8N 12.4E

February 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Volcanoes

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Sediments line the coast of Italy and flow into the Tyrrhenian Sea from rivers including the Tiber, which flows through  the city of Rome before entering the sea, and the Ombrone, which flows past the city of Grosseto. The mouth of the Tiber is visible releasing dark brown sediments in the lower right quadrant, while that of the Ombrone releases thick tan sediments near the left edge.

Three large lakes can also be seen (from top to bottom): Lake Trasimeno, which appears light blue near the upper edge, as well as Lake Bolsena and Lake Bracciano, both darker blue and closer to the center of the image. Appear 20 kilometers northwest of Lake Bolsena, in the southern Tuscany region, is Monte Amiata. It is the largest of the lava domes in the Amiata lava dome complex.