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Ötztal Alps

17 February 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol in this image from 16 October 2016.

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Yukon Delta, Alaska

14 February 2017


Along the west coast of the US state of Alaska, in a tundra landscape that can be navigated by bush planes or boats in Summer and snow mobiles or sleds in Winter, Proba-V spots the end of the 3,190 km long Yukon River, emptying out into the Bering Sea.

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Sicilian snow

10 February 2017

Part of the Italian island of Sicily is pictured in this false-colour image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.

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Devastating fires in Chile

07 February 2017


In this false-colour image, captured by Proba-V on 27 January, the massive plumes of smoke from devastating fires in Chile are clearly visible in an area to the south of Pichilemu.

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Musa Bay, Iran

03 February 2017

Iran's Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf is pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 13 January 2017.

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Botswana wetlands

02 February 2017

To mark World Wetlands Day, this Copernicus Sentinel-2A image features the Okavango Delta on 2 December 2016.

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Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. Join ESA every Friday at 10:00 CEST for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.

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See views of the Earth acquired by the Proba-V satellite. A new Proba-V image, produced by VITO, is published each week and demonstrates applications of the vegetation mission.

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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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