Latest Images of the Earth
02 August 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, shall host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in August and September. This 100 m false-colour Proba-V image of 12 April 2016 shows Rio de Janeiro in grey, with the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches visible as thin yellowish streaks.
29 July 2016
The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to northeastern Iran, the second largest country in the Middle East, in this image acquired on 22 February 2016.
26 July 2016
22 July 2016
The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands – all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean – are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May.
19 July 2016
15 July 2016
The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, in this natural-colour image captured on 18 March 2016.
Earth from space programme
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.
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.