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Can Gio mangrove forest, Vietnam

25 July 2017


To mark the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, this Proba-V image features the Can Gio mangrove forest in Vietnam. Visible in dark red in the centre of the image, this forest is located close to Ho Chi Min city - part of which can be seen northwest of the forest.

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Las Vegas Strip, USA

The TerraSAR-X satellite acquired this view of the Las Vegas Strip in 2016. The strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada and is spread across 6.8 kilometres in the south of Las Vegas city between the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.

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Northeastern Europe

21 July 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries.

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Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas

18 July 2017


23 July marks the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first civilian Earth Observation satellite, Landsat-1. This false-colour image amidst several lakes, captured by Proba-V between 23-28 July, 2017; illustrates the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the United States.

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Pilanesberg, South Africa

14 July 2017

The circular structure dominating this Sentinel-2 image is Pilanesberg, the result of geological activity over more than a billion years.

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Mumbai, India

11 July 2017


11 July marks the UN's annual World Population Day. This day is dedicated to highlighting the urgency and importance of population issues. To mark the occasion, this 100m Proba-V image taken on 23 March 2017; shows the Mumbai agglomeration, with the city of Thane located to the east and visible in green the Sanjay Gandhi National Park located north of Mumbai.

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Uyuni salt flat, Bolivia

07 July 2017

This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite on 17 May 2017, and shows part of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni – the largest salt flat in the world.

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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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