Geography

Coronal Cloud

Coronal Cloud

A coronal cloud is the cloud of hot plasma gas surrounding a coronal mass ejection. It is a cloud, or cloud-like, natural astronomical entity, composed of plasmas and usually associated with a star or other astronomical object where the temperature is such that X-rays are emitted. It is usually m.....

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Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia (UK: /sənt luˈsiːə, -ˈluː.ʃə/; US: /seɪnt ˈluːʃə/; French: Sainte-Lucie) island state in the Caribbean Sea; It is the second largest of the Windward group in the Lesser Antilles and is situated some 24 miles (39 km) south of Martinique and some 21 miles (34 km) northeast .....

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Christmas Island

Christmas Island

In the Indian Ocean, about 350 kilometers (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra and about 1,550 kilometers (960 mi) north-west of the nearest point on the Australian mainland, Christmas Island, officially the Territory of Christmas Island, is situated. Christmas Island, officially the Territory of C.....

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Corsica, France

Corsica, France

Corsica (/ˈkɔːrsɪkə/; French: Corse, French: kɔʁs; Corsica in Corsican and Italian, pronounced (ˈkorsiɡa) and (ˈkɔrsika) respectively), official name Collectivité Territoriale de Corse, collectivité territoriale (territorial collectivity) of France and the Mediterranean Sea island of.....

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia

The Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah), Langkawi is the northernmost archipelago on the west side of Peninsular Malaysia, situated 30 km off the mainland. The islands are part of the Kedah Province, adjacent to the border with Thailand. The archipelago is made up of the main island of.....

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Bonin Islands

Bonin Islands

About 30 volcanic islands and islets in the central Pacific Ocean, about 500 miles (800 km) southeast of Japan, are known as the Bonin Islands, also known as the Ogasawara Islands (小笠原群島, Ogasawara Guntō), or Yslas del Arzobispo. The name “Bonin Islands” comes from the word ‘buni.....

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Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand

Ko Samui or Koh Samui, also often locally shortened to Samui (Thai: เกาะสมุย, pronounced (kɔ̀ʔ sā.mǔj)) is a cosmopolitan melting pot, attracting budget travelers staying for a month or two in simple beachside bungalows, to one of the many luxurious resorts or villas on Koh S.....

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Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Sicily (Italian: Sicilia (siˈtʃiːlja); Sicilian: Sicilia (sɪˈʃiːlja)) is the largest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, a wonderful land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture are mixed with breathtaking natural beauty. The island is adorned with cultural jewels, .....

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Phocaea, Turkey

Phocaea, Turkey

Phocaea or Phokaia (Ancient Greek: Φώκαια, Phókaia; modern-day Foça in Turkey) ancient Ionian city on the northern promontory of the Gulf of Smyrna, Anatolia (now the Gulf of İzmir, Turkey). It was the mother city of many colonies in Greece. The colony of Massalia (modern-day Marseille, .....

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Socorro Island

Socorro Island

Socorro Island (Spanish: Isla Socorro) is a group of four volcanic islands situated in the Pacific Ocean about 400 km (250mi) off the coast of the southern tip of Baja California, a south-western state of Mexico, or officially known as the Revillagigedo Archipelago. The size is 16.5 by 11.5 km (1.....

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Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island

The uninhabited French island of Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion; Spanish: Isla de la Pasión) is in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 1,800 miles (2,900 km) west of Panama and 1,300 miles (2,090 km) southwest of Mexico. It is 10,677 km (6,634 mi) from Paris , France,.....

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, another Spanish name: Las Islas Galápagos, Spanish pronunciation: las ˈislas ɣaˈlapaɣos, local pronunciation: laz ˈihlah ɣaˈlapaɣoh), island group of the eastern Pacific Ocean, administratively a province of Ecuador. Part of.....

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