Central America from the International Space Station • Earth.com

Last update: August 21st, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Central America as seen from the International Space Station.

Visible in the center of the image is Panama, including its narrowest point of only 38 miles in width, where the Panama Canal was carved out to allow for ship transport.

Before the Panama land bridge was formed roughly 8.6 to 7.1 million years ago, South America was an island continent like Australia.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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