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Extinct Volcano in the Port of Aden, Yemen

Extinct Volcano in the Port of Aden, Yemen Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at an extinct volcano in the Port Of Aden, Yemen.

The photo was taken by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station.

Aden is located on the south end of the Red Sea and has a population of about 800,000 people.

This harbor, known as Front Bay, is situated in the cater of the dormant volcano.

The region is classified as a hot desert climate, with daily highs over 100 degrees Fahrenheit most months of the year.Aden is a city, since 2015, the temporary capital of Yemen, near the eastern approach to the Red Sea, some 170 km east of the strait Bab-el-Mandeb. Its population is approximately 800,000 people. Aden’s natural harbour lies in the crater of a dormant volcano, which now forms a peninsula joined to the mainland by a low isthmus. This harbour, Front Bay, was first used by the ancient Kingdom of Awsan between the 5th and 7th centuries BC. The modern harbour is on the other side of the peninsula. Aden gives its name to the Gulf of Aden.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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