Nikumaroro Atoll in the South Pacific Ocean • Earth.com

Last update: October 20th, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Nikumaroro Atoll in the South Pacific Ocean.

The Nikumaroro Atoll can be found halfway between Hawaii and Australia about 1,000 miles from Fiji and is a sandbar built on a coral reef that sits on top of a volcano. It measures roughly 4.7 miles by 1.6 miles and is surrounded by very deep ocean water.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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