Hispaniola and the Caribbean Sea • Earth.com

Last update: January 24th, 2021 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea.

Hispaniola is home to two separate nations: the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It is the 2nd largest island in the Caribbean and 22nd largest island in the world, spanning 29,418 square miles. It is located just 50 miles southeast of Cuba.

The island also marks the very first permanent European settlement in the Americas after Christopher Columbus landed in 1492.

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

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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