Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Mt.Orizaba, Mexico.

Credit: Sergey Ryazansky, Roscosmos

Mt. Orizaba or Pico de Orizaba which is 5,636m high is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America, after Denali of Alaska in the U.S. and and Mt. Logan of Canada. The volcano is currently dormant but not extinct, with the last eruption taking place during the 19th century. Pico de Orizaba is one of only 3 volcanoes in México that continue to support 9 glaciers and is home to the largest glacier in Mexico, Gran Glaciar Norte. Large amounts of precipitation fall on the eastern face of the volcano due to adiabatic cooling and condensation from the trade winds that bring moisture off the Gulf of Mexico, while there are some areas on the western side that experience (Cfa) most of the area is semi-dry with temperate to warm temperatures and an annual precipitation average of 550mm.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Sergey Ryazansky’s Tweet
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