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  • Zoe
    A friend sent this to me and her nephew wrote was is below. Pretty nifty. ... moment ... when ... Barcelona, ... Mediterranean ... to ... and ... Verde ... and
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2003
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      A friend sent this to me and her nephew wrote was is below. Pretty nifty.
      > Zoe
      >
      >
      > This photo was taken via satellite on a cloudless day. ..and,
      > boy, did I EVER have a heck of a time just waiting for that perfect
      moment
      > to snap the shutter. Let me tell you it's COLD up there especially
      when
      > you're hangin' out of a door in nothin' but your underwear.
      >
      > Anyhow, note how the lights are already on in Holland, Paris, and
      Barcelona,
      > and how it's still daylight in London, Lisbon, and Madrid.
      >
      > The sun is still shining on the Straight of Gibraltar, but the
      Mediterranean
      > Sea is already in darkness.
      >
      > In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you can see the Azores; below them
      to
      > the right are the Madeira Islands; a bit below are the Canary Islands;
      and
      > further south, close to the farthest western point of Africa, the Cape
      Verde
      > Islands.
      >
      > Note how the Sahara is huge and can be seen clearly both during daytime
      and
      > nighttime. To the left, on top, I believe is Iceland, which appears to
      be
      > totally frozen.
      >
      > Thought you might enjoy it... It's kinda' cool...
      >
      >
      >
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