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Satellite Images - Strait of Hormuz
The following satellite images were taken from Challenger and are produced courtesy of NASA.

Photo ID: sat10
This oblique, north looking view shows the Strait of Hormuz (25.5N, 56.0E) which connects the Persian Gulf, to the left, with the Gulf of Oman, to the right. The mainland of Iran is at the top, north, and the Musandam peninsula lies to the south. Clicking on the image will produce an enlarged version in which the largest island is that of Kishm.To the right of Kishm island are the smaller islands of Hormuz, top, and Larak, below.


Photo ID: sat2
Portions of Oman, The United Arab Emirates and Iran are seen at the Strait of Hormuz (26.5N, 56.5E) in this view. Sunglint in the Gulf of Oman, to the south of the strait accentuates the complex currents and oil slicks, seen as light toned blue streaks on the surface. Qeshm Island, just off the coast of Iran, can be seen on the edge of the photo.


Photo ID: sat29
Portions of Oman, The United Arab Emirates and Iran are seen at the Strait of Hormuz (26.0N, 56.0E) in this view. A number of ship wakes can be seen in the area of the strait. Sunglint in the Persian Gulf to the northwest, accentuates the complex currents and oil slicks, seen as dark toned blue streaks on the surface. Qeshm Island, just off the coast of Iran, can be seen on the edge of the photo.


Photo ID: sat23
Persian Gulf coastal area of Iran, Qeshm Island, as seen from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during its 24th revolution of the earth. Photographed from an altitude of 130 nautical miles, at ground elapsed time of 37 hours and 23 minutes.


Photo ID: sat24
This photo shows Saudi Arabia to the left separated from Iran to the right by the Gulf of Oman (24.5N, 56.5E), Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf. The influence of the deserts, mountains, coastal headlands, prevailing winds and sea conditions cause very unique cloud patterns to be seen over the Gulf of Oman.


Photo ID: sat25
Iran, Trucial Coast, Oman, Zagros Mountains and Qiahm Island as seen from the Gemini 12 spacecraft during its 25th revolution of the earth. Gulf of Oman is at lower left edge and the Persian Gulf is large body of water in upper half of photo.


Photo ID: sat28
Iran, Trucial Coast, Oman, Zagros Mountains and Qiahm Island as seen from the Gemini 12 spacecraft during its 25th revolution of the earth. Gulf of Oman is is large body of water at left and the Persian Gulf is body of water at right. View is looking east.


Photo ID: sat60
Portions of Oman, The United Arab Emirates and Iran are seen at the Strait of Hormuz (26.0N, 56.0E) in this view. A prominent oil slick from a ship flushing its tanks can be seen south of the strait. Sunglint in the Gulf of Oman, south of the strait, accentuates the complex currents and oil slicks, seen as dark toned blue streaks on the surface.