1. Lake Eyre, Australia

Lake Eyre, Australia

Image captured by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite, on 13 September 2015.

Lakeeyre Aust Aqua 13 Asept Lg

Image of Lake Eyre, Australia, acquired on 13 September 2015 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on board the Aqua satellite. Lake Eyre is the largest salt lake in Australia, though it rarely is filled with water. The Lake Eyre basin is the driest and lowest geographical basin in Australia, the lake being 16 meters below sea level. The lake is filled by ephemeral rivers which only fill after rare heavy rain events.

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Sources: Lake Eyre Basin, Wikipedia; Lake Eyre, Australia.com

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017 at 12:11 PM EDT