The Great Bitter Lake in Egypt • Earth.com

Last update: August 20th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look the Great Bitter Lake in Egypt.

The Great Bitter Lake is located along the Suez Canal intended as a location where ships can change their position before proceeding to ports on either end.

Before the the canal was built, the lake was merely a big salt flat that could never manage to gather enough water.

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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