Astronaut on board ISS captured from ISS Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Sulawesi Island is one of the four Greater Sunda Islands in Indonesia, and the world’s eleventh-largest island. The central part of the island is ruggedly mountainous, such that the island’s peninsulas have traditionally been remote from each other, with better connections by sea than by road. According to plate reconstructions, the island is believed to have been formed by the collision of terranes from the Asian Plate and from the Australian Plate, with island arcs previously in the Pacific. Because of its several tectonic origins, various faults scar the land and as a result the island is prone to earthquakes. Transportation infrastructure is considered the reason for its lagged economic growth.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.