MOUNT WEDGE : AUSTRALIA

MOUNT WEDGE : AUSTRALIA

Lake Eaton is located between Brennen and Lewis at the Western edge of Mount Edge. The three salt lakes span 160 km (100 miles) East to West and are the furthest from the coast of Australia's salt lakes, located at the southern edge of influence of the Australian monsoon regime. 

The MacDonnell Ranges south of the lake intercept moist air masses crossing the region and efficiently deliver water and sediment to the lake and its surrounding alluvial plain.

Mount Wedge (bottom) is visible at its highest point of 1075 m (3527 ft) on the Western edge of the range that continues East for 120 km (75 miles) passing to the North of Lake Lewis*, where Tanami Road cuts through a pass in its narrow ridgeline. (*see next post).


The inset photograph was taken using an 1150mm lens from the Cupola of International Space Station.

This is the 5th post in a series using a selection of images taken during one pass over the continent.

The overlay photograph was taken 10 seconds after the image highlighted in my last post, during which time the @iss traveled* 70 km (44 miles) (*Between Nadir Points : distance over ground) on a SW-NE pass.

This image location is 113 km (71 miles) Due North of the prior post in the series.

Image Timestamp: 2015-08-03 07:07:15 UTC ISS Nadir position: 23.85°S, 131.2°E (Australia) Image Geolocation: 22.859°S, 131.691°E (Australia)

Image Timestamp: 2015-08-03 07:07:15 UTC
ISS Nadir position: 23.85°S, 131.2°E (Australia)
Image Geolocation: 22.859°S, 131.691°E (Australia)

Source Image : ISS044-E-27580 Focal Length: 1150mm

Source Image : ISS044-E-27580
Focal Length: 1150mm

SOURCe data

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