Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS the Rhine River flowing into the North Sea. The Sunglint clarifies the flow path of the Rhine near Netherlands.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

The Rhine is a European river that begins in the southeastern Swiss Alps, flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea. It is the second-longest river in Central and Western Europe (after the Danube), at about 1,230km. As can be recognized from the photo, the drainage of the Rhine near Rotterdam, Netherlands is quite intricate.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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