Latest Images of the Earth
22 March 2019
The 22 March is World Water Day, which focuses on the importance of freshwater. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future. Goal number six focuses on ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. This image takes us over Lake Chad at the southern edge of the Sahara, where water supplies are dwindling.
15 March 2019
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Nairobi, Kenya, with this image captured on 3 February 2019.
08 March 2019
The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over New Zealand, with the image centred over Cook Strait between the North and South Islands.
05 March 2019
This Proba-V 100 m image of the northern half of the Red Sea, highlights the coral reefs along the coast of the Saudi region, Tabuk.
01 March 2019
Captured on 16 February 2019, this Sentinel-3A true-colour image shows the Alps and the surrounding flatter lands in southern France.
22 February 2019
Captured on 3 September 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image shows part of western Sicily in Italy and two of the main Aegadian Islands: Favignana and Levanzo.
Earth from space programme
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.
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.