Earth - Gemini 6A

The As Sudd swamp, Sudan, on the Earth

Gemini 6 photograph of As Sudd in the upper Nile province of the Sudan. Sudd is Arabic for barrier. This region is the world's biggest swamp, larger than the state of Pennsylvania. The White Nile flows into the labyrinth of marshes and papyrus grass and loses over 80 percent of its volume before emerging. The bright area near the lower left-center is the reflection of the Sun off the swamp. The image is about 500 km across and north is up. (Gemini 6A, S65-63161)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-12-16 T 10:58
Distance/Range (km): 288
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +09.,031.
Orbit(s): 14

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: water
Instrument: Hasselblad 500-c 70-mm camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: haze
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S65-63161
Other Image ID number: S65-64947 (b&w)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-104A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015