Image of Lake Eyre, Australia, acquired on 13 September 2015 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor aboard 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.
Worldview Image of the Week
Sep 14, 2015
Lake Eyre, Australia
Image captured by the MODIS instrument, aboard the Aqua satellite, on 13 September 2015.