Lights along the Nile

Lights along the Nile

City lights define the Nile River Valley as it snakes across the Egyptian desert. The cities of Naj’ Hamadi, Qena, and Luxor, shine the brightest. Communities in the hillsides create a thin border along either side of the valley. Simliar strips line the Nile itself. Most of Egypt’s population, and most of the country’s arable land, occupies the Nile River Valley.

To learn more about this image, and the area around Luxor, Egypt, read: The Great Bend of the Nile, Day and Night

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  • Data Date:

    April 11, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 25, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    ISS - Digital Camera
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration