Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Torres Strait.

Credit: Sergey Ryazansky, Roscosmos

The Torres Strait is a strait between Australia and the Melanesian island of New Guinea. It is approximately 150km wide at its narrowest extent. To the south is Cape York Peninsula, the northernmost extremity of the Australian mainland. To the north is the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. It is named after navigator Luís Vaz de Torres, who passed through the strait in 1606. The strait links the Coral Sea to the east with the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria in the west. Although it is an important international sea lane, it is very shallow (7-15m water depth), and the maze of reefs and islands can make it hazardous to navigate.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Sergey Ryazansky’s Tweet
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