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Merida, Spain

20 November 2015

This true-colour image of Merida was taken by Sentinel-2A on 11 August 2015. Home to some 60,000 people, Merida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, in western Spain.

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Yangtze River, China

18 November 2015

This 300 m false-colour image of 4 August 2015 shows the Yangtze meandering towards its estuary near Shanghai.

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Qingdao, China

13 November 2015

This impressive false-colour Sentinel-2 image, acquired on 21 August 2015, features the city of Qingdao and its surroundings, in China's eastern Shandong province.

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Mexico City, Mexico

10 November 2015

Mexico City is featured in this 100 m false-colour Proba-V image of 9 February 2015. The capital of Mexico, the city is located in a large valley of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt.

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Cairo, Egypt

06 November 2015

This image from Sentinel-2A on 13 August 2015 features Cairo, in Egypt.

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Sandstorm in the Middle East

03 November 2015

This 300 m Proba-V image of 7 September 2015 shows an enormous sandstorm covering parts of Syria, Iraq, and southern Turkey.

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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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See views of the Earth acquired by the Proba-V satellite. A new Proba-V image, produced by VITO, is published each week and demonstrates applications of the vegetation mission.

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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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