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The Nile River, Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea are contrasted by the desert nations of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan as the International Space Station orbits 254 miles above Africa.

This week, ESA is focusing on its core Basic Activities, which, for Earth observation, include preserving precious data.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite takes us over Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Famous as a resort on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, this coastal strip along the Red Sea is peppered with bars, restaurants and hotels.

Lake Nasser And The Nile Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Lake Nasser and the Nile downstream of the Aswan dam (you have to zoom in on the picture to see it but it is visible!)

Time Peake: You can really see how thin the Earth's atmosphere is in this picture.

The new Sentinel-3A satellite recently began providing data from orbit. This very early image recorded on 3 March 2016, takes us over the River Nile and Delta and the surrounding desert areas of northeast Africa and parts of the Middle East.

Earth from Space: Eastern Desert, Egypt

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over central-eastern Egypt with this image from 17 January.

Earth from Space: Cairo, Egypt

This image from Sentinel-2A on 13 August features Cairo, in Egypt. The capital of Egypt, Cairo is one of the largest cities in Africa. It has existed for over 1000 years on the same spot on the Nile River banks. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Cairo is the passage to the Nile delta.

The Nile - At Night - As Seen From Orbit

The Nile river in Africa sparkles in this night observation taken by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on July 27, 2015.

This NASA satellite image is of the Egyptian River Delta. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS's thermal bands, are outlined in red. Each hot spot, which appears as a red mark, is an area where the thermal detectors on the MODIS instrument recognized temperatures higher than background.

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