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Khartoum, Sudan

27 November 2015

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This false-colour image of south Khartoum in Sudan was one of the first from Sentinel-2A on 28 June 2015, five days after it arrived in orbit.

The scene lies just south of the capital, the country's second largest city. It sits between the White Nile River on the left (not visible) and the Blue Nile River on the right, which flows west from Ethiopia.

The scene confirms that Sentinel-2 is doing the job it was designed for: monitoring vegetation. The mission tracks variability in land surface conditions, with its wide swath width and frequent revisits showing how vegetation changes during the growing season.

Khartoum, Sudan

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