Egypt from Space {Photo of the Day}

This incredibly beautiful image of Egypt was taken using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Terra satellite on April 11, 2011, while the clouds were trundling across the Mediterranean Sea.

The beautiful expanse of green at the top of Egypt that winds its way down in a long tail is the Nile Delta which obviously extends into the Nile itself as it makes its way down through Africa. The other patch of green, off to the right of the image, is the Faiyum Oasis, the green remnants of what was once the ancient Lake Moeris.

Source: NASA Goddard

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