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Photo-iss012e07151
International Space Station Imagery
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico is featured in this image
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ISS012-E-07151 (5 November 2005) --- Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 12 crewmember on the international space station. The built-up areas of the Cabo (cape) San Lucas stand out as bright, angular areas inland from the main bay on the tip of the Baja California peninsula. The town is centered on the bay, which looks out onto the blue waters of the Gulf of California. Three dry river beds (white sands in this arid environment) descend from rugged, wooded hills to the coastline. Rivers sands then accumulate to form white beaches visible along the coastline adjacent to the city. Cabo San Lucas (current population 41,000) is a tourist hotspot known for its mild sunny winter weather, and is frequented mainly by visitors from around the world. New neighborhoods are spreading north and northwest along major roads, and larger developments stretch northeast along the coast for 40 kilometers from Cabo San Lucas to the slightly larger city of San Josť del Cabo (not visible).

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 10/30/2012
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