Earth - Gemini 11

The central Sahara Desert in Africa on Earth

Gemini 11 photograph of the central Sahara Desert in Africa. The countries of Libya, Chad, Niger, Sudan, and Algeria are visible in this image. The Marzuq Sand Sea is just right of center. Just to the upper right of this is the dark, 300 by 150 km Al Haruj al Aswad volcanic field. The volcanic Tibesti mountains are at the lower right. The Gulf of Sidra is at the upper right, and the Hamada de Tinrhert mountains are at the upper left. North is at about 11:00. The image covers almost 2.5 million square km (1 million square miles). (Gemini 11, S66-54525)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-09-14 T 09:06
Distance/Range (km): 425
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +20.,020.
Orbit(s): 27

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: desert, volcano
Instrument: SWC 70-mm camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
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: S66-54525
Other Image ID number: S66-54459 (b&w)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-081A-06A
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015