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France

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 BatabanĂ³, 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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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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