Western Cape Fires on the Outeniqua Mountains - related image preview

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Western Cape Fires on the Outeniqua Mountains

In June 2017, astronauts aboard the International Space Station were asked to take photographs of widespread wildfires on South Africa’s mountainous southern coast.


Astronaut photograph ISS052-E-2625 was acquired on June 14, 2017, with a Nikon D4 digital camera using a 170 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 52 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Justin Wilkinson, Texas State University, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published July 3, 2017
Data acquired June 14, 2017

Source:
ISS > Digital Camera
Collection:
Astronaut Photography