PIA00127: Earth - Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula


Earth - Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula

Caption:

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.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Earth Jupiter
System Earth Jupiter
Target Type Earth Planet
Mission Galileo
Instrument Host Galileo Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Solid-State Imaging (SSI)
Detector
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-01-29
Date in Caption 1992-12-09
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00127
Identifier PIA00127