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Al Jabel Al Akhdar and Irrigated Fields East of the Haruj, Libya

27.6N 20.1E

September 20th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Volcanoes

Libya - August 18th, 2011

The brown area along the coastline of Libya is location of the Al Jabel Al Akhdar, meaning the Green Mountain. The range runs parallel to the Mediterranean Sea, east of the Gulf of Sidra. Visible to the north, near the top edge, is the island of Crete.

Moving south, the Haruj volcanic field appears as a large, brown expanse near the bottom edge. In the full image, between two sand dune seas east of the Haruj, some areas of circular, irrigated fields can be seen, arranged in rows.

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