Cape Cod, Massachusetts stretches out into the Atlantic • Earth.com

Last update: October 18th, 2019 at 10:01 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

This photo was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station and shows the northern tip of Cape Cod. Featured here are 8.5 miles of its full 65-mile length. Cape Cod is one the the largest barrier islands in the world, protecting harbor cities like Provincetown, as well as the southeastern Massachusetts coast.

The beige-colored areas that line the bottom of the cape are sand dunes that have been blown up by westerly winds.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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