Unusually clear view of Southeast Alaska • Earth.com

Last update: October 18th, 2019 at 10:01 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features an unusually clear glimpse of Southeast Alaska from the International Space Station (ISS).

Between cloud coverage and the limitations of its orbit trajectory, the ISS rarely has such a direct view of this region.

The photograph was captured in the spring of 2019 as the spacecraft flew 270 miles over Alaskan landmarks including the Bering Strait and the Ahklun Mountains.

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By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

 

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