Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

Lake Taupo is a lake in the North Island of New Zealand. It is in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. With a surface area of 616km2, it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania after Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea). Lake Taupo has a perimeter of 193km and a deepest point of 186m and is drained by the Waikato River (NZ’s longest river). It is a noted trout fishery with stocks of introduced brown and rainbow trout.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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