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Colourful Naukluft

29 April 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to central western Namibia, an area surrounding the Namib Naukluft Park, in this image taken on 28 January 2016.

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Dasht-e Kavir

22 April 2016

The swirling landscape of Iran's salt desert, Dasht-e Kavir, is reminiscent of an abstract painting in this Sentinel-1 image, which combines combines three scans from Sentinel-1A's radar on 21 January, 14 February and 9 March 2016.

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Everglades, Florida - International Mother Earth Day - 22 April 2016

19 April 2016


This colourful daily synthesis image, captured by Proba-V at the end of February 2016, extends from Whitewater Bay, the dark body of water in the west to the long stretch of islands just above sea level - the Florida Keys - in the southeast.

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Irish mosaic

15 April 2016

The Sentinel-1A satellite takes us over to Ireland, in this multi-temporal colour composite of land coverage across the island.

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Stream of the Arabs

12 April 2016


In this false-colour, 100 m resolution Proba-V image dated around Christmas time last year, we can follow the Stream of the Arabs (Shatt al-Arab) from the joining of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the northwest, passing by the Central and Hawizeh Marshes and the Iraqi city of Basra (centre, faintly green) and on to the Persian Gulf in the southeast.

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Bernese Alps

08 April 2016

Part of the Swiss Alps are pictured in this Sentinel-1A image from 11 September 2015. Near the centre of the image are lakes Thun and Brienz, with the city of Interlaken between them. In the upper-right section is Lake Lucerne.

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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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