July 28, 2017

South Africa seen from the International Space Station

South Africa seen from the International Space Station

This photo was taken from the International Space Station on May 9, 2013, looking across the southwestern tip of the country. The image focuses on the mountainous Western Cape, dominated by the Great Escarpment, a 5,000-kilometer long mountain chain that marks the edge of the African plateau. The Cape of Good Hope hooks out from the mainland, with the city of Cape Town coloring the top in cement gray. To the east is Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA
Explanation from: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=82601

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