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Earth from Space: Delta’s edge

Egypt on the The bright lights of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt on the Mediterranean coast. The Nile River and its delta stand out clearly as well. The Sinai Peninsula, at right, is outlined with lights highlighting the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba. Credit: NASA

Egypt on the The bright lights of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt on the Mediterranean coast. Credit: NASA

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, we examine before-and-after satellite images over two harvest seasons in 2012 in the eastern Nile Delta.