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Greece, Turkey, and the Aegean

August 2, 2009
This image, acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on July 25, 2009 shows most of Greece, with its jagged coastline, and many islands and peninsulas. Also shown are the countries surrounding Greece to the north - from left to right they are Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. At right is the inland Sea of Marmara, located in Turkey. It connects to the Aegean in the west by the Dardanelles strait, and to the Black Sea in the east by the Bosporus strait. The color of this body of water can also change seasonally, due to its phytoplankton content.

Greece is at image left. One of its most prominent features is the Peloponnesus peninsula; it is separated from the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth). Near the very center of the image is a three-pronged peninsula - the city of Thessalonica is located at the north end of it. The Ionian Sea is the west of Greece, and the Aegean Sea to the east.

The red dots on the image denote active fires in the region.

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