The Zambezi River flowing over Victoria Falls •

Last update: January 22nd, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Zambezi River flowing over Africa’s Victoria Falls.

The falls appear as a thin white line near the center of this photograph. At this point, the river changes dramatically.

In the left half of the image, before reaching the falls, the river looks narrow as it flows in a zigzagging canyon that runs more than 350 feet down into the rock. 

Victoria Falls may not be the highest or longest waterfall, but it is the world’s largest sheet of falling water.

The image was captured on July 30, 2018 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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