Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Harrat Kishb, Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Sergey Ryazansky, Roscosmos

Saudi Arabia has active volcanoes in the west and northwest of the country. Volcanic activity is related to hot spot activity on the Arabian Plate which was uplifted on the eastern side of the Red Sea rift. The basaltic lava fields in the western part of the country are called harrats. They cover about 180,000km2 and extend from Turkey to Yemen in the south. Harrat Kishb is a 5,892km2 lava field in western Saudi Arabia.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: EarthPorn

Reference: Sergey Ryazansky’s Tweet
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