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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

19 September 2017


This 100m false-colour Proba-V image, acquired on 05 April 2017, shows the salt plains on Salar de Uyuni as 'white taints'.

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Syracuse, Italy

15 September 2017

The province of Syracuse on the southeastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite, captured on 14 June 2017.

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Lake Neale, Australia

12 September 2017


Lake Amadeus (east) and Lake Neale, shown in this Proba-V 100m image - acquired on 09 February 2017, are dry salt pans for most of the year. With over 1,000 square kilometres of surface area, Lake Amadeus is the largest salt lake in the Northern Territories.

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Petermann Glacier, Greenland

08 September 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland in this false-colour image captured on 16 August 2017.

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Somali, Ethiopia

29 August 2017


This week's 100m Proba-V image shows the town of Daror, Ethiopia, taken in mid April 2017.

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Hurricane Harvey

25 August 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite saw the temperature at the top of Hurricane Harvey on 25 August 2017 at 04:06 GMT as the storm approached the US state of Texas.

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Kalamos fires

23 August 2017

Wildfires have broken out across southern Europe as a heatwave grips the region. This animation created using images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites show the live blaze and aftermath of wildfires that devastated an area about 35 km northeast of Athens, Greece, in mid-August.

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Sous River Mouth, Morocco

22 August 2017


This 100m Proba-V image shows us the fertile lands that surround the Sous River in Morrocco.

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

15 August 2017


This Proba-V image illustrates a winter scene in the Canadian province, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Sweltering southern Europe

11 August 2017

Southern Europe is in the grip of a relentless heatwave, fuelling wildfires and water shortages. Information from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has been used to map the sweltering heat across the region.

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Greenland wildfire

10 August 2017

Greenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but the country has fallen victim to a large wildfire that has been raging since the end of July. The fire was imaged by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 8 August 2017. The satellite carries a high-resolution multispectral camera working in 13 wavelength bands. The animation uses different combinations of these bands to show the fire in natural colour, to highlight the flames and to show the burnt areas.

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Deforestation in Rio Branco, Brazil

01 August 2017


This Proba-V 100m false-colour image of 03 August 2016 shows Rio Branco, a city in western Brazil. Deforested areas appear as a fishbone pattern in grey-blue, with the distinct southern edge forming the Brazilian-Bolivian border.

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Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar

28 July 2017

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the peninsulas and islands of the Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar.

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Can Gio mangrove forest, Vietnam

25 July 2017


To mark the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, this Proba-V image features the Can Gio mangrove forest in Vietnam. Visible in dark red in the centre of the image, this forest is located close to Ho Chi Min city - part of which can be seen northwest of the forest.

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Northeastern Europe

21 July 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries.

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Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas

18 July 2017


23 July marks the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first civilian Earth Observation satellite, Landsat-1. This false-colour image amidst several lakes, captured by Proba-V between 23-28 July, 2017; illustrates the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the United States.

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Pilanesberg, South Africa

14 July 2017

The circular structure dominating this Sentinel-2 image is Pilanesberg, the result of geological activity over more than a billion years.

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Mumbai, India

11 July 2017


11 July marks the UN's annual World Population Day. This day is dedicated to highlighting the urgency and importance of population issues. To mark the occasion, this 100m Proba-V image taken on 23 March 2017; shows the Mumbai agglomeration, with the city of Thane located to the east and visible in green the Sanjay Gandhi National Park located north of Mumbai.

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Uyuni salt flat, Bolivia

07 July 2017

This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite on 17 May 2017, and shows part of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni – the largest salt flat in the world.

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Seoul, South Korea

04 July 2017


This 100m false-colour image, captured by Proba-V on 06 October 2016, shows the north-western part of the mountainous Korean peninsula, with the South Korean capital city of Seoul in the east.

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