- 22 January 2002
- 18:44 UTC
Located in the far southern regions of the archipelago in the South Group, Tematangi lies around 160 km west from Mururoa and 270 km southeast from Nukutipipi. The small atoll is triangular in shape, measuring around 10 km across, with small elongated islands located at each apex of the triangle. The deep central lagoon covers an area of 61 km² and has no open passage with the surrounding ocean.
image: earth sciences and image analysis laboratory, nasa johnson space center