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São Miguel, Azores

21 September 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the largest island of the Azores: São Miguel. The Azores form a string of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, some 1500 km west of mainland Portugal.

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Hurricane Florence, North Carolina

18 September 2018


This 1 km Proba-V image captures Hurricane Florence over North Carolina on 15 September 2018, a day after the category one storm made landfall in the United States.

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Northeast Ethiopia

14 September 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over Semera in northeast Ethiopia. Semera is a new town with a population of just over 2600 and serves as the capital of the Afar region. The region spans an estimated 270 000 sq km, from close to the border with Eritrea towards the capital of Addis Ababa.

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Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

10 September 2018


In this week's Proba-V 100m image, acquired in late July, we see the beautiful Yucatán peninsula that separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico and the centre of Mayan civilization.

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North Sea bloom

07 September 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the North Sea, revealing a significant algae bloom covering most of the southern part.

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Shishr, Oman

03 September 2018


In March 2018, Proba-V captured this beautiful 100m image of the confluence of wadis, or valleys, in the Dhofar region of Oman.

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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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