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.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory