[Skip to content]
ISS010-E-7210
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
1000 x 661 pixels 540 x 357 pixels 1000 x 661 pixels 540 x 405 pixels 540 x 357 pixels 3032 x 2064 pixels 639 x 435 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point: 17.1° N, 51.8° E

Photo center point: 17.0° N, 54.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348km)
Click for Google map
IMAGE DETAILS
features and other details
CAMERA INFORMATION
information about camera used
ALL DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
additional formats
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
1000 pixels 661 pixels No Yes Earth From Space collection Download Image
540 pixels 357 pixels Yes Yes Earth From Space collection Download Image
1000 pixels 661 pixels No Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
540 pixels 405 pixels Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
540 pixels 357 pixels Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
3032 pixels 2064 pixels No No Download Image
639 pixels 435 pixels No No Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption: Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

The city of Salalah is the capitol of the Dhofar region of Oman and is known as the "perfume capitol of Arabia." The city is a popular destination for tourism due to the natural attractions of the al Qar mountains (Jabal al Qar, in Arabic) and abundant stands of frankincense trees lining mountain stream courses. These can be seen in the astronaut photograph as green regions in the Jabal al Qar north of the city (located in the center of the image). The beaches and coastline are also major attractions for scuba diving and bird watching.

Salalah is a city of antiquity, boasting both the ruins of a palace reputed to have belonged to the Queen of Sheba and the resting place of the biblical prophet Job in the nearby Jabal al Qar. Modern Oman is also represented by the Port of Salalah, located approximately 15 km to the southwest of the city. The strategic location of this port has made it one of the major entry points to India, the Middle East, and Africa. The rectangular projection into the Arabian Sea visible in the astronaut photograph is a large shipping container loading/unloading platform.