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Earth from space: image of the week
« on: 08/04/2006 03:21 PM »
The Balearic Islands are captured in this Envisat image. The Spanish islands of Majorca (the largest), Minorca (far right), Ibiza (top left island) and Formentera (beneath Ibiza) - located in the western Mediterranean Sea near the eastern coast of Spain - form the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands. Palma, the capital of Majorca, is also the capital of the Community.
Last month, Spain's eastern seashores were inundated with jellyfish, forcing tourists to stay out of the waters.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #1 on: 08/04/2006 08:49 PM »
beautiful shot, and nice resolution too

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #2 on: 08/11/2006 11:11 AM »
This Envisat image taken on 9 August 2006 captures some of the fires raging across north-western Spain and Portugal.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #3 on: 08/18/2006 09:57 PM »
This Proba image highlights Liberty Island and Ellis Island in the New York Harbour. Liberty State Park is located to the left of Liberty and Ellis, and New Jersey is located at the top left. Manhattan is seen at the top right, and Governor?s Island is seen at the bottom right.

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RE: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #4 on: 08/25/2006 09:52 PM »
The Yellow Sea of China

25 August 2006

The Yellow Sea, bordered by China, North Korea and South Korea, is shown in this Envisat image. Named for the yellowish sand – which originates from the Yellow River – that colours its water, the Yellow Sea is one of the largest shallow areas of continental shelf in the world with an average depth of 44 metres and a maximum depth of 152 metres.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #5 on: 09/01/2006 01:14 PM »
Siberia is highlighted in this Envisat image acquired on 7 August 2006. An enormous area in north Asia, Siberia spreads from the Urals in the west to the Okhotsk Sea in the east, from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the borders of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China in the south.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #6 on: 09/08/2006 10:32 AM »
Lake Travis, the larger body of water with a serpentine-like course seen in the upper part of this Proba image, is an artificial lake on the Texas Colorado River that winds its way northwest from the City of Austin through Central Texas for some 100 kilometres.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #7 on: 09/15/2006 03:10 PM »
New Zealand, shown in this Envisat image, is located in the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of two major islands - North and South - and a number of smaller islands.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #8 on: 09/15/2006 03:11 PM »
Anyone seen on of the UK from the Shuttle?

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #9 on: 09/22/2006 10:14 AM »
The French Frigate Shoals, highlighted in this Proba image, is an atoll consisting of a 35-kilometre crescent-shaped reef surrounding a dozen small islets located in the Pacific Ocean about 800 kilometres northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #10 on: 09/29/2006 05:06 PM »
Suriname and French Guiana, located on the Atlantic Ocean in northern South America, are featured in this Envisat satellite image, which highlights the Maroni River (the large river seen on the right), the Suriname River (seen on the left) and the Brokopondo Reservoir (the dark blue area).

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #11 on: 10/10/2006 01:29 PM »
The Niau atoll, located in the central South Pacific Ocean, is highlighted in this Proba image. Niau is one of nearly 80 coral reef atolls that forms the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. The Tuamotu is the largest chain of atolls in the world, stretching some 2000 kilometres, and has a total land area of 850 square kilometres.
 
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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #12 on: 10/20/2006 11:20 AM »
The municipality of Uruapan and its surrounding volcanoes in western central Mexico are featured in this Proba image. Uruapan is located in Michoacán State - one of Mexico's 31 constituent states.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #13 on: 10/27/2006 11:14 AM »
The southwestern area of Madagascar ? the fourth largest island in the world ? is highlighted in this Envisat image. The rivers Morondava, Maharivo, Mangoky and Onilahy are shown, respectively, emptying into the Indian Ocean in the Mozambique Channel. The green coloured body of water visible just below the Mangoky River is Lake Ihotry.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #14 on: 11/03/2006 12:10 PM »
This Envisat image taken on 27 October 2006 captures the fire in southern California that has claimed the lives of five firefighters and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes since it began last Thursday.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #15 on: 11/10/2006 01:16 PM »
This Proba image features France?s oldest city, Marseille. Greek sailors from Asia Minor founded Marseille in 600 BC. When the Romans annexed it in 49 BC, trading posts were set up all along the Mediterranean Sea. The city later developed into a successful commercial port between the 15th and 19th centuries.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #16 on: 11/17/2006 10:57 AM »
This Envisat image features the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve located on the Seward Peninsula in Northwestern Alaska. The preserve protects the remains of a land bridge that once connected the continents of Asia and North America, which are now separated by the Bering Strait.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #17 on: 11/24/2006 11:49 AM »
The island of San Benedicto is featured in this Proba image. San Benedicto, located 370 km south of the tip of Baja California Peninsula, is the third largest of the four volcanic islands that make up the Revillagigedo Islands, which were discovered in 1533, in the Pacific Ocean.
 
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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #18 on: 12/06/2006 03:23 PM »
This Envisat image acquired on 25 November captures smoke spewing from Europe's largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. The 3 350 metre-high volcano resumed eruptions in early September this year and entered its highly active phase on 5 November, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanic Studies.
 
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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #19 on: 12/08/2006 11:39 AM »
Monument Valley, an area of freestanding sandstone rock that straddles the borders of northeastern Arizona and southeastern Utah, is featured in this Proba image. Home to the most populous Navajo Indian Nation, Monument Valley is protected as a Navajo Tribal Park.

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