Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Lagoa do Peixe National Park, Brazil.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

Lagoa do Peixe National Park is a national park in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It was created in 1986 to protect a wintering zone for migratory birds along the Lagoa dos Patos, the estuary of the Guaiba river or Guaíba Lake about 200km south of Porto Alegre. The park is in the coastal marine biome, and has been registered as a Ramsar Site. The park lies on and between two parallel lines of dunes on the Atlantic coast. It is 35km long and on average 1km wide. The park is an important resting place for birds on the migratory route between Patagonia and the U.S.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Parks Watch

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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