Emi Koussi in the Sahara Desert • Earth.com

Last update: August 19th, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Emi Koussi, one of the largest volcanoes in the Sahara Desert.

Surrounding the dark central crater, which measures 7.5 to 9.5 miles wide, are lava slopes from prior eruptions. The cone of the volcano rises 7,500 feet, high enough to deflect strong winds.

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

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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