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KARSTEN SCHNEIDER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KARSTEN SCHNEIDER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Agulhas ocean currents, southern Africa. Satellite-based graphic showing ocean currents (swirling coloured lines) on a partial Earth globe centred on southern Africa. The colours indicate ocean temperatures, ranging from the warm tropics (red) to cooler water (green) in more temperate latitudes. The warm Agulhas Current (off eastern Africa) forms rings as it retroflects off cooler water in the Agulhas Basin off the southern tip of Africa. The dusk terminator (day-night line) is at right, marking the places from where the Sun is seen setting in the west as the Earth rotates on its axis.
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