Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS the sunglint near New Castle, Australia. Sunglint is a phenomenon that occurs when sunlight reflects off the surface of the ocean at the same angle that a satellite or other sensor is viewing the surface.
The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales. Located at the mouth of the Hunter River, it is the predominant city within the Hunter Region. Famous for its coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbor in the world, exporting 159.9 million tonnes of coal in 2017.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.