Springtime meltage begins on Lake Neusiedl • Earth.com

Last update: December 13th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Lake Neusiedl, which sits along the border of Austria and Hungary. The lake spans roughly 122 square miles, 93 of which sit on the Austrian side, while 29 square miles lie on the Hungary side. 

This photo was taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station and shows the south end of the lake, where cracks in the ice suggest springtime melting is already underway.

Lake Neusiedl is located about 28 miles southwest of Vienna. The lake is one of the shallowest in Central Europe, measuring in at only 2 meters deep.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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