A closer look at a horizon view of the Andes Mountains.
Posted by NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams on Monday, April 11, 2016
A big tip of the cap to NASA astronaut Jeff Williams for this incredible video of the Andes Mountains from space.
Not only can you see exactly what snowfall coverage is like right now, but you can see the coastline as well.
South America has both some of the best skiing/snowboarding in the world and some of the best surfing in the world. It’s easy to see from this video that you could surely surf and ski on the same day in South America.
The Andes Mountains of South America:
- Chile/Argentina, South America
- Longest mountain range on Earth
- 4,500-miles long
- 22,838′ Aconcagua = highest elevation
- 200-400″ = Average annual snowfall
We hope that Jeff will send us more videos like this. We’d like to see:
- The Rocky Mountains
- The Sierra Nevada
- The Himalaya
- The Coast Range of B.C.
- The Chugach of AK
- The Southern Alps of NZ
SnowBrains has more conditions reports from South America than any other source on Earth. Check us out this summer: