Currents through the Strait of Gibraltar

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When NASA's Landsat 8 satellite flew over the Strait of Gibraltar on July 7, 2015, the currents were eastbound since the influence of the water contribution from the Atlantic to Mediterranean seas prevails (due to the high evaporation of this sea) over its own currents by the difference of tides. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and Peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco and Ceuta (Spain) in Africa, as shown in this image offered by Customaps.

Europe and Africa are separated by 8.9 miles (14.3 km) of ocean at the strait's narrowest point. The Strait's depth ranges between 1000 and 3000 feet (300-900 m) which possibly interacted with the lower mean sea level of the last major glaciation 20,000 years ago when the level of the sea is believed to have been lower by 360-400 feet (110-120 m). Ferries cross between the two continents every day in as little as 35 minutes.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Customaps, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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