Limmen Bight : Australia
Limmen Bight is a large, open bay at the western end of the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is part of the traditional lands and waters of the Marra people, named in April 1644 by Abel Tasman for one of his ships on his voyage of exploration along the northern Australian coast. It contains the second largest area of tidal flats in the Northern Territory.
The Gulf of Carpentaria is a large, shallow sea enclosed on three sides by northern Australia and bounded on the north by the Arafura Sea.
Limmen National Park, announced in 2012, is the second largest in Australia covering 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 sq mi) in the Northern Territory.
Located about 600 km south-east of Darwin on the Gulf of Carpentaria, the park incorporates wetlands, sandstone structures and numerous rivers, including the Limmen Bight River (pictured) from which the park takes its name.
The estuary formed at the river mouth is tidal in nature and in near pristine condition. It is river dominated in nature with a tide dominated delta having multiple channels and is surrounded by an area of 21.2 square kilometres (8 sq mi) covered with mangroves
The inset photographs were taken using an 1150mm lens from the Cupola of International Space Station.
This is the 7th post in a series using a selection of images taken during one pass over the continent.
The two overlapping photographs were taken 4 seconds apart, during which time the @iss traveled* 25 km (15.6 miles) (*Between Nadir Points : distance over ground) on a SW-NE pass across the Northern Territory Region of Australia.
The images cover a combined distance of 17 km (10.6 miles) with the teardrop Yirrinyindi Island visible center-right.
- Geo-Historical Text : Wikipedia
- Calculations : WolframAlpha Pro
- Satellite Imagery: ESRI ArcGIS
Overlay Source Image: NASA Johnson