Astronaut Soichi Noguchi captured from ISS South Island, New Zealand. The country is located in the southern hemisphere and has just come out of winter season.

Credit: Soichi Noguchi, JAXA, NASA

he South Island is the largest landmass of New Zealand. The island is divided along its length by the Southern Alps. There are 18 peaks over 3,000m, the highest of which is Aoraki / Mount Cook at 3,754m. Other famous destinations include Tasman Glacier, Milford Sound and more.

The local scenery of Hooker Valley on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Soichi Noguchi’s Tweet
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