Aerial photo

Southwest Asia
Central Asia and the Caucasus

This NASA Terra satellite image shows the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured 31 January of the Gulf features clouds of blue and green in its dark waters. These clouds likely indicate the presence of microscopic marine life. At the top of The Gulf, where Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran meet, (Upper-L)two rivers flow into the Gulf and add tan streaks to the water. These rivers are the Euphrates and the Tigris.