Shetland Islands
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Like a many-faceted jewel in an indigo setting, the Shetland Islands lie 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of the Scottish mainland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Despite their 60-degree north latitude, the Shetlands enjoy a relatively temperate climate thanks to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream.

This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor.

Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series

Shetland Islands

June 6, 2004
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