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Lake Balaton, Hungary

26 July 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lake Balaton in western Hungary. With a surface area of around 600 sq km and a length of around 78 km, this freshwater lake is the largest in central Europe.

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Palm oil plantations

19 July 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan - the Indonesian part of the island Borneo.

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Mount Fuji, Japan

12 July 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain standing at 3776 metres tall. In this spring image, the mountain can be seen coated in pure white snow.

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Lagos, Nigeria

11 July 2019

The city of Lagos, Nigeria is shown in this Proba-V 100 m image, which has one of the fastest growing populations in Africa.

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Irminger Sea ice swirl

05 July 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over a swirl of sea ice off the east coast of Greenland in the Irminger Sea, which is just south of the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.

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Dhofar, Oman

01 July 2019

On 19 March 2014 and 30 March 2018, Proba-V observed a wadi system in the Dhofar region of Oman.

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Gulf of Taranto, Italy

28 June 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Gulf of Taranto, located on the inner heel of southern Italy.

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Lena River Delta

21 June 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Lena River Delta, the largest delta in the Arctic, with this false colour image captured on 14 January 2019.

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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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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.

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