• Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

This image of Scotland was acquired May 5, 2006 by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite. Scotland occupies the northern part of Great Britain and is about two-thirds the size of England and Wales. The river Tweed and the Cheviot Hills form Scotland’s southern border. Scotland is a small country, only 274 miles long, but the coastline is so jagged that it actually adds up to 2000 miles!

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  • Data Date:

    May 5, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    May 9, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration