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STS083-747-026

June 3, 2011
Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser along the Nile River, Egypt. The Aswan Dam controls the flow of the Nile River forming Lake Nasser. Lake Nasser is reaching relatively high water levels due to the plentiful rains since December 1996 in Kenya, near the headwaters of the Nile river. The light colored areas in the Lake are where the sun is reflecting off the surface of the water. These areas are fairly calm and not disturbed by wind gusts enabling the sunglint to show water current patterns on the surface. The Aswan runway is seen as a dark set of lines west of the Aswan Dam.


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