This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired on 20 March 2009 over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.
Rarely do weather patterns and satellite overpass schedules align to provide cloud-free views of Western Europe in the spring. However, a high-pressure pattern kept skies spectacularly clear over the Iberian Peninsula and east into France and Germany as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite passed over on 08 March 2014.
The snow-covered southern Polish city of Kraków is pictured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.
This TerraSAR-X image, acquired 04 March 2014, shows the Strait of Kerch in Russia.
Snow-covered fields appear as geometric patterns on Lake Michigan's Washington Island in this photograph taken by the crew of the International Space Station on 22 February 2014.
This Meteosat-10 image, acquired at 12:00 UTC on 09 March 2014, shows an area of high pressure over central Europe that brought warm air from the south to much of western Europe.
The coast of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa is pictured in this image from the Landsat-8 satellite. Mangrove swamps are abundant along this coastline, acting as important feeding grounds for fish, birds and animals.
This Pleiades image, acquired 03 March 2014, shows the city of Sevastopol in Ukraine.
This grand panorama of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field was photographed by a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on a rare clear day in the southern Andes Mountains on 13 February 2014.
This Envisat image was acquired over the Westfjords peninsula in northwest Iceland.
On 26 May 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this natural-colour image of Bouvet Island.
PROBA-V image of the Black Sea, including the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi (centre of image).
On 07 February 2014, the XXII Olympic Games opened in Sochi, Russia. This image, taken on 03 February 2014, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, provides context for the area around Sochi.
This image from Japan's ALOS satellite, acquired 03 January 2009, shows part of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, about 500 km north of Adelaide.
This Terra image, acquired 04 January 2014, shows the Sochi Olympic venues in Russia, host of this year's Winter Olympics.
This WorldView-2 image, acquired 06 February 2014, shows the Sochi Olympic park in Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
This MetOp-B image, acquired by the AVHRR instrument on 02 February 2014, shows snow cover over the 2014 Winter Olympics site in Sochi, Russia.
This Pleiades image, acquired 05 December 2013, shows the Sochi Ski Resort, located near the city of Sochi in Russia.
This Envisat radar image was acquired over the city of Boca do Acre in western Brazil. The city lies within Amazonas state, the largest Brazilian state by area, and almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite acquired this view of Hawaii on 26 January 2014.
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