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Windward Passage Separating Cuba and Hispaniola

20.0N 73.8W

November 12th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Cuba - November 9th, 2011

This image stretches from the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (above, center), across eastern Cuba (left), and Hispaniola (which includes Haiti, by the image center, and the Dominican Republic, partially obscured by clouds, to the right), and down to Jamaica (lower left).

Cuba and Hispaniola are separated by the Windward Passage, a strait in the Caribbean Sea. More specifically, the strait lies between the easternmost region of Cuba and the northwest of Haiti. 80km wide, the Windward Passage has a threshold depth of 1,700m. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

Islands in the Caribbean Sea

20.0N 73.8W

March 27th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Caribbean Sea - March 25th, 2011

Several archipelagos and island-nations are visible in this image of the Caribbean Sea. Some of the islands composing the Bahamas can be observed in the upper left quadrant, while the Turks and Caicos islands are visible to their east.

Below, the larger islands of Cuba (left), Hispaniola (right, including Haiti to the west and the Dominican Republic to the east) and Jamaica (lower left) can also be seen. Cuba and Hispaniola are separated by the Windward Passage, an 80km-wide strait.

 

Windward Passage Between Cuba and Hispaniola

18.8N 73W

February 26th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Cuba and Haiti - February 11th, 2011

The Windward Passage is a strait in the Caribbean Sea, between the islands of Cuba (left, fully visible in the full image) and Hispaniola (right, comprising the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the latter visible in the full image).

More specifically, the 80km wide strait lies between the easternmost region of Cuba and the northwest of Haiti. Just east of the strait lies the Gulf of Gonâve, along the west coast of Haiti. The large island in the middle of the gulf is Gonâve Island.

Other important bodies of water visible include Étang Saumâtre (also known as Lake Azuei) and Lake Enriquillo, in the Hispaniolan rift valley, east of Port-au-Prince Bay. The former (left) is located in Haiti, while the latter (right) is in the Dominican Republic.

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