Caught on camera: Huge UNDERWATER wave spanning hundreds of miles observed from the International Space Station

A newly released photograph taken from the International Space Station shows the rarely seen phenomenon of internal waves – colossal movements of water spanning kilometers that ripple under the surface of the Earth’s oceans.

Observed above the Caribbean island of Trinidad in January, internal waves are seldom encountered and hardly ever photographed, but have been known to affect submariners and oil rig workers with their enormous power.

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The appearance of the waves in the pictures is enhanced because of sunlight or sun-glint reflected back to the space station, which makes the waves visible to the crew member’s camera.


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