Bell Isle in the Detroit River •

Last update: December 11th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory is centered on an island park in the Detroit River known as Belle Isle.

The river was named Rivière Détroit in the late 17th century by French settlers, which translates to “River of the Strait.”

The Detroit River is around 30 miles long and connects the upper Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

The waterway serves as an international border between Detroit on the American side and Ontario on the Canadian side.

Belle Isle is a 982-acre island park that is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The park features a museum, zoo, aquarium, conservatory, and athletic fields.

This image was captured by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on April 12, 2018.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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