Walker Lake in Nevada • Earth.com

Last update: January 21st, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the beautiful Walker Lake in Nevada.

Walker Lake is a remnant of the glacial Lake Lahontan, which dried up after the climate warmed and dried out following the last Ice Age.

The lake measures roughly 13 miles from north to south and 6 miles east to west. It gets its water from the Walker River, which flows down from the north.

This photo was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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