Latest Images of the Earth
27 May 2016
The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us to the diverse landscape of the eastern Atacama desert in South America in this image acquired on 8 March 2016. The region pictured lies around 200km east of the Chilean city of Antofagasta on the Pacific coast (not pictured), and is virtually devoid of vegetation.
24 May 2016
20 May 2016
Rolling sand dunes in the expansive Rub' al Khali desert on the southern Arabian Peninsula are pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite, acquired on 22 December 2015.
18 May 2016
10 May 2016
06 May 2016
This image taken over part of northwest Greenland's coast combines three images from Sentinel-1A's radar on 15 February, 10 March and 3 April 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.