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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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Las Vegas Strip, USA

The TerraSAR-X satellite acquired this view of the Las Vegas Strip in 2016. The strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada and is spread across 6.8 kilometres in the south of Las Vegas city between the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.

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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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Ambrym, South Pacific Ocean

30 June 2017

Sentinel-2A takes us to the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 1700km east of Australia.

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Everglades, Florida

27 June 2017

The Multitemp 2017 conference takes place this week in Belgium. This conference covers topics like climate, biodiversity, ecosystems, forestry, water and coastal management. Proba-V contributes to these fields and this image from May marks the occasion by showing the Florida Everglades, a large area of tropical wetlands in the United States.

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23 June 2017

Sentinel-3 gives us a nearly cloud-free view of France and the surrounding countries.

Just above the centre we can see Paris – the site of ESA's headquarters as well as the Paris Air & Space Show taking place this week.

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Canarreos Archipelago, Cuba

20 June 2017

In mid-February 2016, Proba-V captured this false-colour image in the Caribbean, on the southwestern side of Cuba. It shows the Gulf of Batabanó, a shallow (61m deep) straight or inlet between the main island of Cuba and the Canarreos archipelago in the south.

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Thar Desert, India

16 June 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite brings us over northwest India with this false-colour image captured on 04 March 2017.

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Desertification in Mauritania

13 June 2017

To mark the annual World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on 17 June, this Proba-V image acquired in June last year, shows southeast Mauritania, a country in western Africa that is three quarters desert or semi-desert.

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Gulf of Finland

09 June 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite brings us over the Gulf of Finland, with part of Finland along the top, Estonia along the bottom and Russia to the right.

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Vanua Levu, Fiji Islands

06 June 2017

To celebrate World Oceans Day, on 08 June, this Proba-V image acquired on 25 May 2016, shows Fiji's second major island Vanua Levu in full glory, surrounded by coastal reefs that can be recognised by the blue-green taints.

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Canadian Lakes

30 May 2017

To celebrate World Environment Day on 05 June, this Proba-V image acquired on 17 May shows a pair of lakes in Canada. Lake Claire and Lake Athabasca are part of the Wood Buffalo National Park, which is a world heritage site.

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Russian wildfires

26 May 2017

This image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite was taken on 28 September, and shows blazes that had plagued Russia's Irkutsk Oblast since July. It is thought that drier conditions associated with warmer weather – with June 2016 being the hottest on record – contributed to the unusually large number of fires.

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Bombetoka Bay / Betsiboka River Delta, Madagascar

23 May 2017

In May 2017, Proba-V captured this false-colour image of the Betsiboka River Delta in Madagascar.

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Rann of Kutch, India

19 May 2017

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over western India to a seasonal salt marsh known as the Rann of Kutch.

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