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Maldive jewels

15 February 2019

Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you some of the jewels of the Maldives for Valentine's week. Arguably one of the most romantic destinations in the world, the Maldives lie in the Indian Ocean about 700 km southwest of Sri Lanka.

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Northeast Kenya

08 February 2019

Captured on 1 October 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image features part of northeast Kenya – an area east of the East African Rift.

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Hubei, China

05 February 2019


To celebrate the Chinese New Year we share with you this Proba-V 100 m image of the meandering Yangtze River as it courses through Hubei province of China.

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Iraq flood

01 February 2019

This Copernicus Sentinel-1 image combines two acquisitions over the same area of eastern Iraq, one from 14 November 2018 before heavy rains fell and one from 26 November 2018 after the storms.

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Zaragoza, Spain

25 January 2019

This Copernicus Sentinel-2B image features the city of Zaragoza nestling in the Ebro valley and flanked by mountains to the south.

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Gangotri, India

18 January 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River.

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Uruguay River wetlands

11 January 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us along the lower reaches of the brown, sediment-rich Uruguay River, with this image acquired on 17 August 2018.

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Pine Island, Antarctica

08 January 2019


This Proba-V 300m image, from 19 November 2018, shows the Pine Island iceberg located south of the Hudson Mountains on West-Antarctica.

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South Georgia Island

21 December 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the island of South Georgia, with this image captured on 22 February 2018.

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Dead Sea

18 December 2018


In this last image for 2018, Proba-V takes a peak at the Dead Sea, on the border of Israel, Jordan and the West Bank, with the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem (grey) to the west.

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Mount Triglav, Slovenia

14 December 2018

Captured on 6 May 2018, Copernicus Sentinel-2A takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2,800 km above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country.

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Southern Alps, New Zealand

11 December 2018


In this May 2018 image, Proba-V glanced at the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps, stretching over 500 km along New-Zealand's South Island.

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Chachani, Peru

07 December 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru, with this image captured on 14 July 2017.

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Katowice, Poland

04 December 2018


This week's Proba-V 100m image shows the city of Katowice, southern Poland, host of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP24.

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Mexico City

30 November 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Mexico City with this striking image created using three Copernicus Sentinel-1 acquisitions from 28 July, 27 August and 26 September 2018.

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Yellowstone National Park, USA

27 November 2018


These Proba-V images show Yellowstone National Park in the United States during the four seasons, from autumn through to summer.

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The Gulf

23 November 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Gulf with this image captured on 30 September 2018.

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California, United States

20 November 2018


This week's Proba-V image shows the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles, and the Camp Fire to the north of Sacramento, between 7 and 17 November 2018.

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Fogo, Cabo Verde

16 November 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Fogo, Cabo Verde. This small volcanic island, which can be seen in the right of the image, is about 25 km in diameter and home to around 35 000 people.

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Madagascar

09 November 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over Madagascar with this image which was captured on 7 August 2018. This huge island nation, located off the east coast of Africa and seen in the left of the image, has a population of around 25 million.

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