NASA Photo ID: AS08-16-2588        File Name: 10074955.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 12/22/68
Title: Both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are visible from Apollo 8 spacecraft
Description:
Both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are visible in this view from the Apollo 8 
spacecraft. The large, most prominent, land mass is the bulge of west
Africa.  The portion of Africa near the equator is dark and cloudy, but the
more  northerly portions are clear, showing the prominent cape at Dakar and
the  Senegal River in Senegal; Cap Blanc; the Adrar Plateau in Mauritania;
the  wide expanse of desert in Algeria and Spanish Sahara; and at the far
edge,  the Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Clouds cover the
eastern coast  of South America, southward from Surinam and Guyana to near
the City of  Salvador, Brazil. This view was taken after tranlunar
insertion.             
Subject terms:
AFRICA                                  
APOLLO 8                                
APOLLO PROJECT                          
ATLANTIC OCEAN                          
EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
PHOTOGRAPHY                             
SOUTH AMERICA                           

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