Back in time, 1992 NASA Image: Oil Slick, Arabian Sea, Oman

This image was taken in 1992. It still blows our mind.
Oil Slick, Arabian Sea, Oman
Oil Slick, Arabian Sea, Oman
In this sunglint view of the Arabian Seacoast of Oman (19.0N, 59.0E) an oil slick is highlighted on the water’s surface by sunglint lighting conditions. Nearly 50 percent of the oil transported worldwide passes through the Gulf of Oman, en route from the Persian Gulf and numerous ship wakes can be seen in this view. The oil slick, rounding the tip of Cape Ras Al Hadd, has formed a counterclockwise bright spiral indicating the local ocean currents.
by NASA

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