Mount Fuji in Japan •

Last update: August 6th, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Mount Fuji in Japan.

The photo was taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station using the most powerful lens to fully capture the three dimensions.

Mount Fuji is situated on Honshu Island, and measures in at 12,389 feet in height, making it the tallest mountain in Japan. The mountain is located 60 miles southwest of Tokyo and is classified as a stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707.

Mount Fuji is also one of Japan’s “3 Holy Mountains,” along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku.

By Rory Arnold,

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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