Vancouver and San Juan Islands Canada
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Vancouver and San Juan Islands, Canada

January 16, 2006
This ASAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar) image is centered on the San Juan Islands in North West America. To the east is the American mainland of Washington State, and to the west is Vancouver Island. The southern part of the city of Vancouver is right at the top of the image. Just south of the main city and north of the city of Richmond, zooming into the image, Vancouver International Airport becomes visible. Also visible is Bellingham International Airport on the shores of Bellingham Bay within Washington State. On the eastern tip of Vancouver Island is the city of Victoria, capital of the British Columbia Province. The city has a population of a little over 300,000 inhabitants.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 22-Aug-2004
  • Orbit nr: 12964
  • Center coordinates: lat. 48.22, lon. -124.44

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