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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P41474
 Addition Date:  1996-01-29
 Primary Data Set:  Galileo EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00127.tif (1.878 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00127.jpg (94.22 kB)

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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.

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