Latest Images of the Earth
21 October 2016
Part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 28 December 2015. Vegetation appears red in this false-colour image, while waterways and buildings appear light green and blue.
14 October 2016
The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland's southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014.
World Food Day - 16 October, 2016
On the anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO), 16 October, World Food Day (WFD) calls for global action against hunger. Eradicating hunger is one of the Sustainable Development Goals and a major societal challenge, in particular in view of climate change and rising populations.
07 October 2016
The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015.
Following its declaration by the United Nations in 1999, World Space Week has continued to annually celebrate the benefits of space and space exploration for mankind.
30 September 2016
This image, captured by Sentinel-2A on 9 March, shows part of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, which border the Sahara Desert in western Algeria.
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.