Today is Valentine’s Day and enjoy heart-shaped Achit Lake, Mongolia, which Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured from ISS.

Credit: Thomas Pesquet, ESA, NASA

Pesquet posted this image during his Proxima mission in 2017. Achit Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Uvs Aimag Province of Mongolia, in the west of the country. At an elevation of 1,435m above sea level it covers an area of 290 km². It is 28km long, 16km wide, and 10 m deep. The coast is covered with steppes, mostly hilly but swampy on the northwest and northeast.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: imagine your Mongolia

Reference: From Earth with Love
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