NASA Photo ID: STS066-98-078       File Name: 20178097.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Strait of Gibraltar seen from STS-66
  Swift currents flow through the Strait of Gibraltar, producing complicated
  patterns in the surface waters. Some of those patterns are highlighted in
  the sunglint in this photograph. The Mediterranian Sea is on the upper
  right, the Atlantic Ocean in in the lower left. Few features can be seen on
  the Mediterranian side, but current shears (straight lines coming off
  Spain), several sets of internal waves (impinging on the Spanish
  continental shelf) and ship wakes can be seen on the Atlantic side, west of
  Cadiz. Both Tangier and Cadiz show up in the sunglint as well.
  Subject terms:
  ATLANTIC OCEAN                          
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  MEDITERRANIAN SEA                       

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