Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean •

Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Norfolk Island is the result of the Norfolk Ridge that extends from New Zealand to New Caledonia. Although the most of the middle portion of the ridge is submerged, the volcanic tops of Norfolk and Phillip islands stand out above the water.

The island also contains Mount Bates, which rises 1,027 ft above sea level.

This image was captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite on November 12, 2009.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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