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ISS member shares enthralling pic of swirling water in Gulf of St. Lawerence

A crew member from the International Space Station (ISS) has yet again managed to enthrall the audience by sharing a beautiful image of swirling water in the Gulf Of St. Lawrence.


ISS member shares enthralling pic of swirling water in Gulf of St. Lawerence

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A crew member from the International Space Station (ISS) has yet again managed to enthrall the audience by sharing a beautiful image of swirling water in the Gulf Of St. Lawrence.

As per a report in NASA, reflections off the water surface show an interlinked mass of swirls and eddies in the shallow water north of Prince Edward Island. The swirls are generated by the complicated flows in the Gulf.

The stronger flow at the time of this image was coming out of an underwater channel known as the Shediac Valley.

The report further mentions that this flow appears as a broad mushroom-head of concentric lines (lower middle). Weaker flows appear as smaller, tighter swirls, all with a counterclockwise rotation, in the center and top right of the image.

These eddies formed on the shallow part of the Gulf known as the Bradelle Bank; they are caught up in the slow drift of the main west-to-east Gaspé Current.

The swirls disappear across the top and lower right of the image because the brilliant center of the Sun’s reflection point washes out all detail. Astronauts are trained to focus on the half-glint zone—such as the image center—where water features appear with greater clarity.

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