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English: This is a composite image of southern Africa taken by both the Aqua and Terra satellites, Aqua provided the left half of the image, Terra provided the right half. It is not possible to see the whole width of Southern Africa in one satellite pass so images from the two satellites were combined.
Date 11 November 2003 (original upload date)
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Picture prepared for Wikipedia by Adrian Pingstone in November 2003.)
Author Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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