Crop circles in Sharq El Owainat in Egypt • Earth.com

Last update: October 16th, 2019 at 10:05 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at crop circles in Sharq El Owainat in Egypt.

Sharq El Owainat is an agricultural plot in the Sahara Desert located about 180 miles from the nearest city and 130 miles from the Toshka Lakes. Here, crops are irrigated by the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, which allows these plants to grow in the middle of the hot, dry desert.

This image was captured by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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