Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Credit: Sergey Ryazansky, Roscosmos

Lake Maracaibo (Lago de Maracaibo), is a large brackish tidal bay in Venezuela and an “inlet of the Caribbean Sea”. It is sometimes considered a lake rather than a bay or lagoon.The geological record shows that it was a true lake in the past, and as such is one of the oldest lakes on Earth at 20–36 million years old. The surrounding Maracaibo Basin contains large reserves of crude oil, making the lake a major profit center for Venezuela. The weather phenomenon known as the Catatumbo lightning at Lake Maracaibo regularly produces more lightning than any other place on the planet.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: NewsTime

Reference: Sergey Ryazansky’s Tweet
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