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.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory