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Gabon

36.8 km (22.9 miles) W of Pointe Nyonié (Cape), Estuaire, Gabon
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 0° 171°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View south #3: View west #4: View north, with the team #5: GPS view #6: The ship #7: Pointe Denis beach #8: Moustache lighthouse #9: Whales not far from the coast #10: Track from Libreville

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  0° 9°E (secondary) 

#1: View east towards the coast

(visited by Michel Dupuis, Christopher Baoumar, Alain Baoumar, Louis Raymond Indave, Colette Coutin, Jean François Coutin and Anne Marie Dupuis)

27-Jul-2008 -- 0N 9E, on the equator line, lies in the open sea, 37 km far from the Gabonese coast, and 44 km far from a 132 meters high hill, near Kobékobe.

So the question clearly was whether some piece of ground would be visible from the spot. According to the formula...

D/km = 3.6 √ h1/m + 3.6 √ h2/m

... it should have been, ... but it wasn't, though the weather was clear. See view from the spot looking east towards the coast, south, west, and north with the team.

Our trip had started in Libreville, and after a short stop on Pointe Denis beach, we went around Pointe Denis and Moustache lighthouse.

The sea was fair, and we did our way to the spot at 45 km/h without any trouble. On the way back we met some friendly whales.


 All pictures
#1: View east towards the coast
#2: View south
#3: View west
#4: View north, with the team
#5: GPS view
#6: The ship
#7: Pointe Denis beach
#8: Moustache lighthouse
#9: Whales not far from the coast
#10: Track from Libreville
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  Notes
In the ocean about 37 km from land. This Confluence will remain classified as "secondary" until visibility of land is proven.