January 17, 2006
This Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image is centered over Sudan, in northeastern Africa. It is the largest country of the African continent. Sudan is bordered to the north by Egypt, the east by Eritrea and Ethiopia, the south by Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to the west by the Central African Republic, Chad, and Libya. Khartoum is the capital and largest city (grey area in the center of the image). The Nile river crosses the image from south to north along the Nubian Desert; in the upper right corner is the Red sea.
- Satellite: Envisat
- Instrument: MERIS
- Acquisition: 08-Feb-2004
- Orbit nr: 10152
- Center coordinates: lat. 13.31, lon. 35.59
Topics: Politics, Envisat, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Outline of Sudan, Global organisation of the Catholic Church, Khartoum, MERIS, Nile, Sudan