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Photo-iss036e036611
International Space Station Imagery
Strait of Gibraltar
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ISS036-E-036611 (23 Aug. 2013) --- One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station on Aug. 23 exposed this image of the Strait of Gibraltar, where Europe and Africa meet and where the Atlantic Ocean waters flow through the strait into the Mediterranean Sea. A popular photographic target of astronauts has always been the Strait of Gibraltar, easily spotted at left center in this wide photograph, shot from the International Space Station. Spain is to the north (top) and Morocco to the south. The strait is 36 miles (58 kilometers) long and slims down to 8 miles (13 kilometers) at it's most narrow point. The British colony of Gibraltar is north of the strait.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 08/27/2013
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