Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cuba | International Space Station

U.S. Astronaut Ricky Arnold: "Towering thunderstorms skate across the Straits of Florida as dawn breaks over Cuba."

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of Jamaica. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camag├╝ey. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Straits of Florida, Florida Straits, or Florida Strait (Spanish: Estrecho de Florida) is a strait located south-southeast of the North American mainland, generally accepted to be between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and between the Florida Keys (U.S.) and Cuba. It is 150 km (93 mi) wide at the narrowest point between Key West and the Cuban shore, and has been sounded to a depth of 6,000 feet (1,800 m). The strait carries the Florida Current, the beginning of the Gulf Stream, from the Gulf of Mexico. (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold/JSC
Release Date: June 26, 2018


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