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Red Sea

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.

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

Published June 3, 2002
Data acquired May 26 - 26, 2002

Terra > MODIS
Solid Earth > Volcanoes > Eruption Dynamics
Solid Earth > Volcanoes > Volcanic Ash/Dust