Bustling Persian Gulf at Night Poster
£19.99 – £99.99
Witness the awe of The Persian Gulf at night and the curvature of the Earth with this stunning print.
Printed on thick, durable, museum quality matte paper. Be sure to add the matte black frame to really make this print a statement.
The night time lights mark the larger cities and highways of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The brightest lights are concentrated along the southern and western coastlines, where the major cities of Kuwait City, Doha, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai stand out. Several smaller port cities line the northern coast at the foot of the Zagros Mountains.
The lights speckled across the dark waters of the Gulf indicate ships passing through one of the world’s major trade routes. The narrowest section is the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman. The Strait varies in width between 39 and 96 kilometres and represents an important chokepoint in the global trade network that funnels millions of barrels of crude oil and petroleum products per day through the region.
- 12″ x 18″ (30.5cm x 45.7cm)
- 24″ x 36″ (61cm x 91cm)
Sizes are available with an optional frame.
- Museum-quality print
- Matte archival paper
- Alder, semi-hardwood frame
- Matte black in color
- 0.75” (19mm) thick
- Acrylite front protector
- Hanging hardware included
This photograph is taken by an astronaut, so the image isn’t completely sharp. Its very difficult to take photos in space!
Data and description © NASA/JSC.