Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features an astronaut view of Lake Achit in western Mongolia.
“A dusting of snow covers much of this rugged and remote landscape,” says NASA. “Darker forested zones appear along the floodplain of the major river in the area, the Khovd. The large dark area leading down to the frozen lake is the combined delta of two local rivers.”
“The area is sparsely populated, with only a few signs of settlement such as the straight lines of unpaved roads. The only village in the scene is Khovd Bag, which is almost invisible under snow cover.”
The image was captured on February 7, 2022 by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer