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Here are some cool peninsula pictures. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
Here’s an image of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite on May 31, 2009. The Kamchatka Peninsula has a length of 1,250 kilometers.
This is an image of the Kerch Peninsula taken from the International Space Station by the Expedition 23 mission on May 26, 2010. The Kerch Peninsula spans up to 3000 kilometers.
This is an image of the Giens Peninsula situated along the coastline of France facing the Mediterranean Sea. This Expedition 22 picture was captured from the International Space Station on December 2, 2009.
This is a MODIS image of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. This image was taken on March 20, 2003. The Iberian Peninsula is the second-largest peninsula in Europe.
This is a nice view of the Baja California Peninsula located in the western side of Mexico. This image was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite on November 11, 2002.
We have written many articles about the peninsula for Universe Today. Here’s an article about a crater in the Yucatan Peninsula, and here’s an article about the Antarctic Peninsula’s Wilkin’s Ice Shelf.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.