Mount Fuji in Japan Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look.
The photo was taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station using the most powerful lens to fully capture the three dimensions.
Mount 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.Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan, IPA: , located on the island of Honshū, is the highest mountain in Japan, standing 3,776.24 m (12,389.2 ft). It is the second-highest volcano located on an island in Asia (after Mount Kerinci on the island of Sumatra), and seventh-highest peak of an island on Earth. Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano that last erupted from 1707 to 1708. The mountain stands about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Tokyo and is visible from there on clear days. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about five months of the year, is commonly used as a cultural icon of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photography, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory