GREAT VICTORIA DESERT : AUSTRALIA

GREAT VICTORIA DESERT : AUSTRALIA

The Great Victoria is the largest desert in Australia and consists of many small sandhills, grassland plains, and ephemeral salt lakes (pictured).

Lake MacKay is the largest of hundreds of these salt lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. This particular unnamed lake, located southwest of Warburton, lies near the intersection of two major 'highways' in the Australian Outback, The Great Central Road and the Connie Sue Highway.


The inset photograph was taken using an 1150mm Nikkor lens from the Cupola of International Space Station. It is one in a series taken while passing over the continent from South-West to North-East in less than five minutes.

This will be the first post in a series using a selection of these images.

Image Timestamp: 2015-08-03 07:05:35 UTC ISS Nadir Position: 28.53°S, 126.6°E (Australia) Image Geolocation: 26.782°S, 126.074°E (Australia)

Image Timestamp: 2015-08-03 07:05:35 UTC
ISS Nadir Position: 28.53°S, 126.6°E (Australia)
Image Geolocation: 26.782°S, 126.074°E (Australia)

Source Image: ISS044-E-27551 Focal Length: 1150mm

Source Image: ISS044-E-27551
Focal Length: 1150mm

SOURCE DATA

  • Geo-Historical Text : Wikipedia
  • Calculations : WolframAlpha Pro
  • Satellite Imagery: ESRI ArcGIS
  • Overlay Source Image: NASA Johnson