Earth - Galileo

Color image of Northeast Africa and Arabia on Earth

Earth
Galileo color image of northeast Africa and Arabia from about 500,000 km. Egypt and the Nile Valley are at center left, the Red Sea is just above center and the Arabian peninsula is above that. At the center of the confluence of the Blue and White Nile is Khartoum. Somalia is under clouds at lower right. The Red Sea is about 2000 km long and North is at 11:00. (Galileo, P-41474)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1992-12-09
Distance/Range (km): 500000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +20.,325.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: water, clouds
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: N/A
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: P-41474
Other Image ID number: GLL/EM22
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.