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Whole Earth. Coloured satellite image of the Earth centred on Africa. Tones approximate to true colours. The yellow expanse of the Sahara Desert in North Africa is visible, with the green rain- forest belt of equatorial Africa covered by cloud systems. Europe is at top frame; South America at far left. Swirling frontal cloud systems occur both in the north and south Atlantic Ocean. Image taken by a Meteosat weather satellite on 6 July 1991. Meteosat is operated on behalf of its owners Eumetsat by the European Space Agency (ESA).
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