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Lena Delta, Russia

18 June 2019

Proba-V takes us over the Lena Delta and the Ust-Lensky Reserve, Russia, with this 100m false colour image. 

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East Bali, Indonesia

14 June 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the island of Bali, with this image captured on 2 July 2018.

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Lake Valencia, Venezuela

07 June 2019

This week the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lake Valencia, in northern Venezuela.

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Zhanjiang, China

05 June 2019

This Proba-V image of 17 May 2019 shows Zhanjiang, a city in the south of China with ~6.5 million inhabitants.

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El Salvador

31 May 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. Captured on 30 January 2019, this false-colour image was processed in a way that makes vegetation appear red.

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Western Pakistan

24 May 2019

Captured on 14 April 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image shows western Pakistan and an important wetland area.

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Po Valley, Italy

17 May 2019

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features the Po Valley, the most densely populated area in Italy, accounting for nearly half of the national population. This composite image contains several images captured between June 2018 and February 2019.

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Milan, Italy

10 May 2019

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image, captured on 24 September 2018, shows Milan, Italy. The famous Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano with its surrounding square can be seen in the centre of the image.

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Ries crater, Germany

03 May 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over an area in southern Germany, where approximately 15 million years ago an asteroid crashed through Earth's atmosphere.

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Queensland floods

26 April 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Australia's northeast state of Queensland, where a large amount of sediment is visible gushing into the Coral Sea, close to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

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Easter Island

19 April 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over one of the most remote islands in the world: Easter Island. Located in the Pacific Ocean, over 3500 km off the west coast of South America, this Chilean island is also known as Rapa Nui by its original inhabitants. The island was given its current name the day Europeans arrived in the 1700s – on Easter Sunday.

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English Channel

12 April 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the busy maritime traffic passing through the English Channel.

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Egyptian crop circles

05 April 2019

This week, ESA is focusing on its core Basic Activities, which, for Earth observation, include preserving precious data. Long-time series of datasets are needed to determine changes in our planet's climate. This set of images shows an important land reclamation project in East Oweinat, in the Western Desert of Egypt.

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The Bosphorus Strait, Turkey

29 March 2019

Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, this image shows the narrow strait that connects eastern Europe to western Asia: the Bosphorus in northwest Turkey.

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Lake Chad's shrinking waters

22 March 2019

The 22 March is World Water Day, which focuses on the importance of freshwater. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future. Goal number six focuses on ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. This image takes us over Lake Chad at the southern edge of the Sahara, where water supplies are dwindling.

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Nairobi, Kenya

15 March 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Nairobi, Kenya, with this image captured on 3 February 2019.

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New Zealand

08 March 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over New Zealand, with the image centred over Cook Strait between the North and South Islands.

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Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula

05 March 2019

This Proba-V 100 m image of the northern half of the Red Sea, highlights the coral reefs along the coast of the Saudi region, Tabuk.

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The Alps

01 March 2019

Captured on 16 February 2019, this Sentinel-3A true-colour image shows the Alps and the surrounding flatter lands in southern France.

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Favignana, Levanzo and western Sicily

22 February 2019

Captured on 3 September 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image shows part of western Sicily in Italy and two of the main Aegadian Islands: Favignana and Levanzo.

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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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