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Nile Delta

Position of center of photo (Lat/Long): [30.90710/31.43301]

Nile Delta

Map: Nile DeltaThe Nile Delta, Cairo (Egypt), the Pyramids, the upper Suez Canal, and the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea lay behind the Challenger during a descending orbit. Dust from an easterly wind lay over the waters between Turkey and the island of Cyprus. The shores of the Nile Delta continue to be of interest to marine geologists because of increased erosion of the coast since the building of the Aswan Dam in 1964.
Source of material: NASA

Further information: WikiPedia article on Nile Delta

Last Update: 2011-03-30