Last update: August 18th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day comes from the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look at Japan and the surrounding Pacific Ocean waters.
Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago that is actually made up of roughly 6,852 islands, although the four biggest are Kyushu, Honshu, Hokkaido, and Shikoku.
This false-color image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite.
Image Credit: European Space Agency