PIA00127: Earth - Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 987 x 987 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P41474
Addition Date: 1996-01-29
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image of northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula was taken from an altitude of about 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) by the Galileo spacecraft on December 9, 1992, as it left Earth en route to Jupiter. Visible are most of Egypt (left of center), including the Nile Valley; the Red Sea (slightly above center); Israel; Jordan, and the Arabian Peninsula. In the center, below the coastal cloud, is Khartoum, at the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Somalia (lower right) is partly covered by clouds.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-01-29