Images of Africa from Space

The Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. (NASA - December 7, 1972).

 

The lake basin, a landform in which a block of the Earth’s crust dropped down between blocks that rise on either side, began to form nearly 25 million years ago as part of the Great Rift Valley (NASA, 1985).

 

Red Sea. The coast of Sudan and Eritrea, Africa, can be seen in the bottom of this image. Saudi Arabia, in Asia, is on the other side (NASA).

 

 

Egypt

 

Horn of Africa, in Somalia. This photo, from NASA, shows the arid-to-semiarid landscape in the east of Somalia. The shape of this part of Africa seems like a horn of rhinoceros penetrating the Indian Ocean.  In southern and northwestern Somalia there is a relatively dense thorn bush savanna. Northern region have mainly grassy plains. Northeastern Somalia and parts of the northern coastal plain there is a scarce vegetation.

 

 

 

 

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Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, Dem. Republic of Congo and Zambia (image below). This east-looking photograph features Lake Tanganyika, the second deepest freshwater lake in the world with a maximum depth of 1436 m and the longest lake in the world, stretching 660 km north to south. Its width varies between 16 and 72 km. The lake, bordered on either side by steep slopes, fills a long narrow trough in the western arm of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and supports a thriving fishing industry.

 

Nile River

 

Horn of Africa, Somalia

 

Sahara image

 

Sahara

 

Egypt, Africa and Mediterranean Sea (NASA).

 

Egypt Africa

 

Red Sea

 

 

Sinai

 

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Africa Globo

 

 

 

 

Africa - Planet Earth

 

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Saudi Arabia

 

Sudan

 

Tanzania, Congo and Zambia

 

 

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Gibraltar

 

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