Last update: July 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia.
Located on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Mogadishu serves as an important port and home to more than 2 million people.
Dune fields appear red and orange colors due to natural processes that left behind traces of iron. The dunes contrast with the lightly-colored sands closer to the shore.
The image of Mogadishu was captured by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) as it passed over the Horn of Africa.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory