The Murray River winds through South Australia •

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

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the agricultural fields of the Murray River valley in South Australia. The photo was taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station.

In the center of the image sits the town of Renmark, one of the more populated areas along the Murray River. The river winds down from the top right of the image through the bottom left, providing nutrient-rich soil for numerous farm plots. The region is known for its grapevines, almond groves, stone-fruit orchards (including peaches and apricots), and citrus orchards. In fact, more than 50% of Australia’s wine production comes from the Murray River area.

By Rory Arnold,

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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