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Southern Bavaria

24 July 2015

This image from Sentinel-1A's radar captures part of Germany's state of Bavaria, with the city of Munich on the right and Augsburg at the centre. The image combines three radar scans from Sentinel-1A in March and April 2015.

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Checkerboard landscape, USA

22 July 2015


Sometimes, Proba-V observes peculiar patterns from space, such as this checkerboard landscape in southern Oregon (USA), acquired on 10 June 2015.

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New York City

17 July 2015

This ALOS satellite image, acquired on 18 June 2010, covers part of New York City, including the island of Manhattan at the centre, the Brooklyn and Queens boroughs on the right and the Bronx along the top-right.

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Lena River, Russia

14 July 2015


This 100 m Proba-V image of 27 July 2014 presents the Lena River Delta in Russia. The river is Asia's third largest, with a length of nearly 4,500 km.

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Central Algeria

10 July 2015

The sandy and rocky terrain of the Sahara desert in central Algeria was captured in this image by the Sentinel-2A satellite on 27 June 2015.

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World Population Day - Macau and Hong Kong

07 July 2015


This 100 m Proba-V image of 11 October 2014 shows the cities of Macau and Hong Kong. Macau is the world's most densely populated area, with 21,000 inhabitants per km2.

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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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