Cape Horn off the coast of Chile

Today’s Image of the Day features a look at the infamous Cape Horn, just off the southern tip of Chile’s Tierra del Fuego peninsula.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the infamous Cape Horn, just off the southern tip of Chile’s Tierra del Fuego peninsula.

Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, mariners had to navigate around Cape Horn, which is known for its strong winds, massive waves, rocky shores, and stray icebergs.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory