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The Strait of Gibraltar

At the strait’s narrowest point, only 13 kilometers separate Europe and Africa.

Astronaut photograph ISS069-E-3412 was acquired on April 14, 2023, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a focal length of 180 millimeters. It is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by members of the Expedition 69 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Sara Schmidt, GeoControl Systems, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC and Justin Wilkinson, Texas State University, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published June 18, 2023
Data acquired April 14, 2023

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