Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

Mt. Taranaki, or Mt. Egmont, is a 2,518m active but quiescent stratovolcano of New Zealand’s North Island. In 1881, a circular area with a radius of about 10km from the summit was protected as a Forest Reserve. Because of its resemblance to Mount Fuji, Taranaki provided the backdrop for the movie The Last Samurai.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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