ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite captured the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, where clouds blend with the ice and snow.
Located in the Russian Far East, this peninsula has a landscape covered with volcanoes due to its location along the highly active Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’. There are about 160 volcanoes on the peninsula, 29 of which are still active. The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4,835m), which erupted 50 timed in the past 300 years.
Astronaut Randy Bresnik captured from ISS Osaka at night.
Osaka is the capital city of western Japan and is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan with over 12 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, the city serves as a major economic hub for the country. Historically a merchant city, Osaka has also been known as the “nation’s kitchen” and served as a center for the rice trade during the Edo period.