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West coast of Morocco West coast of Morocco

Latitude: 34° 59' N - Longitude: 6° 16' W

Image of the Moroccan Atlantic coast near Larache located at the Makhazen River (upper part of the image). The bright band following the coast line is caused by a wind blowing late in the evening and at night from the land onto the sea. This land breeze is caused by the fact that after sunset the air over land cools off faster than over the sea. The air in the northern mountainous area is funneled through the valleys causing the tongue-like bright patterns on the sea surface.
Orbit Frame(s) Satellite Date Time Location
18639 0693 ERS-1 06-Feb-1995 22:44

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