Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS interesting clouds around the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The South Sandwich Islands connect with air currents to make wave patterns in clouds.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

South Georgia is 167km long and is part of the British Overseas territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The island is classified as polar tundra climate. It has no tree cover, and there is generally snow on the island during the winter months (April–November). The terrain is mountainous, with a central ridge and many fjords and bays along the coast. Additionally, South Georgia is a breeding ground for elephant seals, fur seals, and king penguins. The main settlement is Grytviken with summer population of 32 and 16 in winter. Its local scenery on the ground is as follows.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
See earthview photo gallery: LiVEARTH