Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured from ISS the Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa at 5,895m.

Credit: Ricky Arnold, NASA

Mt. Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo” (5,895m), “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania which is the highest mountain in Africa. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields. In the foothill area maize, beans, and sunflowers are cultivated, and between 1,000-1,800m, coffee also appears as part of the “Chagga home gardens” agroforestry. The Tanzanian coffee board works continuously on making a better brand name for the Tanzanian coffee, and in Japan, Tanzanian coffee has managed to maintain a brand called “Kilimanjaro coffee”.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Ricky Arnold’s Tweet
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