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Salar de Atacama, Chile

17 November 2017

From the Salar de Atacama salt flat in the east to the Cordillera Domeyko mountains in the west, Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

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Viti Levu, Fiji

10 November 2017

Sentinel-2B satellite takes us to the Republic of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean on 28 September 2017. Part of Fiji's largest island, Viti Levu, is pictured here, with coral reefs speckling the water.

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Atlas Mountains, Morocco

07 November 2017


This Proba-V image, taken mid-July 2017, shows the High Atlas mountain range in Morocco highlighted in bright red.

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Western Australia

03 November 2017

From the fourth most populous city to the rugged Outback, the Sentinel-3A satellite gives us a wide-ranging view over Australia's southwestern corner.

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Halloween crack

31 October 2017

In this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission, we can see the location of the ‘Halloween crack' on Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf, highlighted in red. The former and current locations of the British Antarctic Survey's Halley research stations are also marked.

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Guangzhou, China

31 October 2017


Proba-V acquired this 100m image of the Guangzhou prefecture in the Pearl River delta, China.

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Washington DC

27 October 2017

Sentinel-2 takes us over the US capital city of Washington DC in this image from 25 August 2015. The city is nestled between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

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Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. Join ESA every Friday at 10:00 CEST for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.

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The Earth Watching project is an ESA/ESRIN service to help local authorities and to promote the benefits of remote sensing data during emergencies, sending images and articles to newspapers, magazines and TV stations.

The Earth Watching website features not only imagery of natural disasters, but also promotes various satellite remote sensing applications through images and articles. Some examples are shown in the special events part of the website.

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