English: The island of Grand Cayman, a British dependency that covers 76 square miles (197 square kilometers) in the northwest Caribbean Sea, is visible in this near-vertical photograph. Geologically similar to The Bahamas, Grand Cayman is a low-lying, limestone island located on top of a submarine ridge. The city of George Town, the capital and chief port of the Cayman Islands, can be seen at the southwest end of the island. Grand Cayman’s 7-mile beach can be seen on the western side of the island.
The image was taken from an altitude of 115 nautical miles (213km); North is up in this image.
|Date||April 15, 1994 18:38 (UTC?)|
|Source||NASA, Astronaut Photography of Earth: Image STS059-227-42.|
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