Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, Sicily
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century B.C. and named by the Ancient Greeks as Panormus meaning all-port. It is currently the capital of Sicily, an autonomous region in Southern Italy. The city has a population of approximately 670 thousand people. It is located on the northwest of the island of Sicily next to the Gulf of Palermo. In this image, Palermo appears a silvery brown and is surrounded by green hills and mountains. The Gulf of Palermo and the Tyrrhenian Sea appear in blue.

This Landsat 7 image was acquired on April 28, 2003. It is a natural-color image using ETM+ bands 3, 2, and 1. Palermo falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 190 Row 33.

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  • Data Date:

    April 28, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    January 7, 2010
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 7 - ETM+
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