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South Sudan

12 October 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over South Sudan, with this image captured on 18 January 2018

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Eastern US

05 October 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over eastern US. Spanning a huge area, including the states of Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware, a number of major cities can be seen in this true-colour image.

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Desert locust monitoring

02 October 2018


This week's 100m Proba-V image shows how satellite data can help monitor desert locust, by creating dynamic greenness maps to highlight areas in need of locust surveying.

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Central Italy

28 September 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over central Italy. From the Apennine Mountains in the top right, to the fertile, former lakebed of the Avezzano plain in the centre right, this bright, false-colour image captures the diversity and beauty of the region's landscapes.

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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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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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