Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured from ISS French Polynesia.
"First there was the sky, high, pure and of a darker blue than he had ever seen. And then there was the sea, a lighter, immensely luminous blue that reflected blue into the air, the shadows and the sails." – Patrick O’Brian #Pacific #FrenchPolynesia🇵🇫 pic.twitter.com/OQT7WeEA4X
— Ricky Arnold (@astro_ricky) 2018年9月14日
French Polynesia is an South Pacific overseas collectivity of France and is composed of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls among which 67 are inhabited. Tahiti, which is located within the Society Islands, is the most populous island, having close to 69% of the population of French Polynesia as of 2017. Since France declared a protectorate over these islands in the 1800’s, French Polynesia developed with the strong support and influence of France. The famous black Tahitian pearls which accounted for about 55% of exports in value.