Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS the South Island of New Zealand.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

The South Island is the largest landmass of New Zealand. The island is divided along its length by the Southern Alps. There are 18 peaks over 3,000m, the highest of which is Aoraki / Mount Cook at 3,754m. Other famous destinations include Tasman Glacier, Milford Sound and more.

The local scenery of the Mt. Cook of the South Alps on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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