On Saturday, the International Space Station (ISS) embarked on another celestial journey across Northern California, this time capturing an extraordinary bird’s eye perspective of the snow-blanketed Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Northern California. Check out this view from the @Space_Station, especially the sun's reflection off the shallow rivers/waterways below near the bottom left of the frame. @ChicoCityof— ISS Above (@ISSAboveYou) June 3, 2023
Jun 3. 2023 1:25pm PDT pic.twitter.com/OELsRmcWGi
Embarking on its trip around 1:25 p.m., the ISS traced a path from the Pacific Ocean, moving directly across the Mendocino National Forest. The path it followed brushed just north of Chico, and the northern fringes of Redding were faintly discernible on the ISS’s visual trajectory.
As it continued its journey, the ISS closely trailed above the Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor, charting a course northeastwards towards Nevada. A noteworthy observation from this expedition was the noticeably engorged state waterways and lakes, filled to the brim with rain and spring runoff from the towering Sierra snowpack.
Here is the flight path:
Among the distinguishing landmarks captured during this journey, Lake Almanor stood out prominently. This body of water, situated roughly 30 miles southeast of the Lassen Volcanic National Park, served as a remarkable spectacle on the ISS’s path.
The perspective afforded from the space station offers a unique testament to the power and beauty of our natural environment, highlighting the spectacular scenery of Northern California.