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Monitoring Hurricane Ophelia

17 October 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured different views of Hurricane Ophelia in the past week on its path towards Europe.

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Maryland, Washington D.C. USA

17 October 2017


This false colour Proba-V image of late September shows us the Potomac river on the border of the states of Maryland and Virginia.

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Plesetsk, Russia

13 October 2017

A lush landscape dominated by boreal forests over the Plesetsky District of northeast Russia's Archangel Oblast is pictured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2B image, acquired on 05 September 2017.

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Larsen Ice Shelf

06 October 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Antarctic Peninsula and the adjacent Larsen Ice Shelf, from which a massive iceberg broke off in July.

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Santiago, Chile

02 October 2017


To mark World Habitat Day on the first Monday of October, this Proba-V image features Santiago, the capital of Chile, amidst the surrounding mountains. Santiago faced a tremendous population increase from 1 million in 1940 to over 6 million today - making it the most densely populated metropolitan region in Chile.

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Nordenskiold Glacier, Greenland

29 September 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the jagged islands along the west coast of Greenland in this false-colour image captured on 8 August 2017.

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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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