Farewell Spit, New Zealand
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Farewell Spit is located at the northwesternmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The spit stretches 25 km east from Cape Farewell. Its north side is built of sand dunes, while the south side facing Golden Bay is wet soil. Cape Farewell and Farewell Spit were both named after an episode of Captain James Cook who said ‘«£Farewell‘«ō to the land when he left New Zealand in 1770. This image was acquired February 13, 2001, is located near 40.7 degrees south latitude, 172.6 degrees east longitude, and covers an area of 37.5 x 58.3 km.
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NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team