Durban South Africa
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Durban, South Africa

January 19, 2006
This ASAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar) image shows the city of Durban on South Africa's eastern coast. The city, with a population of 1.25 million, is one of South Africa's largest ports, indeed numerous ships, shown as bright white dots can be seen in the seas off Durban. To the west of the image we can see the peaks of the Drakensburg Mountains extending through Lesotho. The highest point in the range is Thabana Ntlenyana, at 3482 m is South Africa's highest point. The mountain is to the east of the range towards the north-center of the image.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 13-Jan-2004
  • Orbit nr: 09787
  • Center coordinates: lat. -33.45, lon. 28.89

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