Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS Namib Desert, Namibia.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

The Namib is a coastal desert, the name of which is of Nama origin and means “vast place”. The Namib stretches for more than 2,000km along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for roughly 55–80 million years, the Namib is considered the oldest desert in the world. Coastal regions can experience more than 180 days of thick fog a year.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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