Empty Quarter

Earth As Art image Empty Quarter

Detailed Description

White pinpricks of cloud cast ebony shadows on the Rub' al Khali, or Empty Quarter, near the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The lines of wind-sculpted sand are characteristic of immense sand deserts, or sand seas, and the Rub' al Khali is the largest desert of this type in the world. A highland ridge is just high enough to disturb the flow of the lines. In the center of that interruption lies the Saudi Arabian town of Sharurah.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 3
  • Source: Landsat 7
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Details

Image Dimensions: 7800 x 8400

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Location Taken: AF