Red Sea

Red Sea
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On May 26, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image of sun glint in the Red Sea, between Africa (left) and the Arabian Peninsula (right). The Red Sea opens to the south into the Gulf of Aden, and then into the Indian Ocean. In Africa, dark splotches show the location of lava flows in the Afar Depression, which is home to some still-active volcanoes.

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  • Data Date:

    May 26, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 3, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration