Lake Chad As Seen From Orbit

By Keith Cowing
August 17, 2014
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Lake Chad As Seen From Orbit
Lake Chad

From an altitude of 225 nautical miles, one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station was looking almost straight down when he photographed this picture of Lake Chad.
Lake Chad is spread over parts of four African nations — Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria. A 50mm focal length was used to capture the image.

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