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Bering Strait

23 February 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and the US state of Alaska.

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Great Lakes, North America

20 February 2018


This 100 m Proba-V image of 05 January 2018 shows the western part of Lake Erie, at Detroit. One the Great Lakes of North America, it is largely covered by ice sheets and snow in this winter image.

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Beijing

16 February 2018

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival; we take a look at a Sentinel-2 image of Beijing, the capital of China, captured on 03 May 2016.

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Cape Town, South Africa

12 February 2018


The Western Cape region of South Africa has been experiencing historic drought since 2014. These 100 m Proba-V images show three of Cape Town's dams, highlighting the dramatic fall in water levels since 2014.

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Atlantic ship tracks

09 February 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Atlantic Ocean close to Spain and Portugal in this image from 16 January 2018, where the sky not only features clouds but also criss-cross tracks from maritime vessels.

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Pyeongchang, South Korea

06 February 2018


This 300 m false-colour scene of Pyeongchang in South Korea was captured by Proba-V on 21 January 2018, just two weeks before the Winter Olympics 2018. It shows the northern part of the country, highlighting the mountains as a white network against the red tones of the vegetation.

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Tunis wetlands

02 February 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 captured this image of Tunisia's capital Tunis, in North Africa on 15 December 2017. This image higlights some of the country's important wetlands.

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The Andes, Chile-Argentina

30 January 2018


The ocean coastline and Chile in the west, Argentina in the east and the snow-capped Andes in the middle make for a colourful and contrast-rich wintertime scene, captured by Proba-V in August last year.

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Yukon Delta

26 January 2018

Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Yukon Delta in the US state of Alaska.

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Darling River, Australia

23 January 2018


In the arid outback of the Australian state of New South Wales, the most famous waterway is the Darling River, highlighted in dark blue in this Proba-V image from November 2016.

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Marajó, Brazil

19 January 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over part of northern Brazil's Marajó island in Pará state on 20 July 2017.

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Atacama, Chile and Catamarca, Argentina

16 January 2018


Proba-V spotted a lovely patchwork of volcanic fields in the southern volcanic zone of the Andes, on the border of Chile and Argentina in this 100 m false-colour image from 05 April 2017.

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Sahara snow

12 January 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert on 08 January.

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Mali, West Africa

09 January 2018


Proba-V takes us over Mali in this 100m false-colour image acquired on 29 June 2016.

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Hudson Bay, Canada

02 January 2018


This 100 m Proba-V image from early November 2017 shows the snow-covered coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba Province, Canada.

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Fall in Texas, USA

27 December 2017


This 100 m Proba-V image of Texas, USA, takes us back to when Fall was approaching in mid-September 2017.

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Reindeer Island

22 December 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of Lake Winnipeg in the Canadian province of Manitoba on 6 October 2017, with Reindeer Island visible in the lower-right part of the image.

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Lake Chany, Russia

20 December 2017


This 100m Proba-V image, taken on 01 December 2016, provides a winter scene of Lake Chany in Russia.

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Orange County

15 December 2017

The Sentinel-1 radar satellite mission takes us over Orange County and surrounding areas in the US state of California.

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Wildfires in California, USA

12 December 2017


This Proba-V image, taken on 07 December 2017, shows a number of large wildfires in the hills near Ojai, about 100 km northwest of Los Angeles, as red dots.

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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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