Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Azores Islands and Karman Votex nearby. La Palma and La Gomera of Spain’s Canary Islands are also captured in the image.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

The Azores is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, along with Madeira. It is an archipelago composed of 9 volcanic islands in the Macaronesia region of the North Atlantic Ocean, 1360km west of continental Portugal, and 1500km west of Lisbon. Its main industries are agriculture, dairy farming, livestock, fishing, and tourism, which is becoming the major service activity in the region. Mount Pico, on the island of Pico, is the highest point in Portugal, at 2351m.

Also, as shown in the image, the flow of atmospheric air over obstacles such as islands or isolated mountains sometimes gives birth to von Kármán vortex streets. When a cloud layer is present at the relevant altitude, the streets become visible.

The local scenery on the ground of Pico Island of Azores Islands is as follows.

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Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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