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This false-colour satellite image shows Greater New York City.

The Island of Manhattan juts southward from top centre, bordered by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east (north is straight up in this scene.) In the middle of Manhattan, Central Park appears as a long green rectangle running roughly north-south with a large lake in the middle. The large land mass east of Manhattan is the western end of Long Island, which is comprised of the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn and two counties, Nassau and Suffolk (not shown) which are not part of New York City. Parts of Staten Island (bottom left corner) and Breezy Point-Rockaway Beach (lower right)are also visible.


This false-colour image was acquired on Sept. 8, 2002, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The scene spans an area that is 27 km wide by 37 km tall. Vegetated land surface is green, paved urban areas are a whitish blue, and water is dark blue.

Español: El área metropolitana de Nueva York.
Date 2006-08-17 (original upload date)
Source Originally from en.wikipedia; description page is/was here.
Author Original uploader was AAK at en.wikipedia
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