Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS the Gulf of Aqaba in the Middle East.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

The Gulf of Aqaba or Gulf of Eilat is a large gulf at the northern tip of the Red Sea, east of the Sinai Peninsula and west of the Arabian mainland. The gulf measures 24km at its widest point and reaches a maximum depth of 1,850m in its central area: the Gulf of Suez is significantly wider but less than 100m deep. Like the coastal waters of the Red Sea, the gulf is one of the world’s premier sites for diving.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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