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Great Lakes, North America

20 February 2018


This 100 m Proba-V image of 05 January 2018 shows the western part of Lake Erie, at Detroit. One the Great Lakes of North America, it is largely covered by ice sheets and snow in this winter image.

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Beijing

16 February 2018

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival; we take a look at a Sentinel-2 image of Beijing, the capital of China, captured on 03 May 2016.

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Cape Town, South Africa

12 February 2018


The Western Cape region of South Africa has been experiencing historic drought since 2014. These 100 m Proba-V images show three of Cape Town's dams, highlighting the dramatic fall in water levels since 2014.

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Atlantic ship tracks

09 February 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Atlantic Ocean close to Spain and Portugal in this image from 16 January 2018, where the sky not only features clouds but also criss-cross tracks from maritime vessels.

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Pyeongchang, South Korea

06 February 2018


This 300 m false-colour scene of Pyeongchang in South Korea was captured by Proba-V on 21 January 2018, just two weeks before the Winter Olympics 2018. It shows the northern part of the country, highlighting the mountains as a white network against the red tones of the vegetation.

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Tunis wetlands

02 February 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 captured this image of Tunisia's capital Tunis, in North Africa on 15 December 2017. This image higlights some of the country's important wetlands.

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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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