Morocco and Spain (NASA, International Space Station, 12/31/11)

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This high oblique panorama shows Morocco and Spain as photographed by the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station. The Atlantic Ocean, Straits of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea (the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea) separate Spain on the right from Morocco on the left. Algeciras Harbor is the prominent notch cut out of the eastern end of the north shore of the Strait. A Russian spacecraft, docked to the orbital outpost, is in the upper left corner.

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  1. Salaatti 88 months ago | reply

    Stunning capture! . .

  2. hajjaje 87 months ago | reply

    incroyable subhan allah

  3. Douanot 87 months ago | reply

    And Portugal... (although I am Spanish).

  4. www.thetoofargone.com 87 months ago | reply

    Please someone tell me how to get up there!!!!!!

  5. Art Lover. 86 months ago | reply

    Morocco baby <3

  6. brandafcn 73 months ago | reply

    Wow! Amazing!

  7. zaizenn 72 months ago | reply

    COOL ☆☆☆

  8. Coldpix 69 months ago | reply

    Such an amazing capture! Thanks for sharing it!

  9. pauline.kehoe 60 months ago | reply

    Stunning capture, beautiful.

  10. miguelcorreia555 52 months ago | reply

    you could say , Morocco and Iberian Peninsula....in the image it also shows a great part of Portugal , which is an Independent country !!!!!! situated in the western part of the Peninsula . Maybe some Geography lessons are in order for some NASA staff.

  11. miguelcorreia555 52 months ago | reply

    dumb and dumber wriring the photo descrition....

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