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Maryland, Washington D.C. USA

17 October 2017

This false colour Proba-V image of late September shows us the Potomac river on the border of the states of Maryland and Virginia.

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Africa Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

10 October 2017

On 16 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day. This Proba-V 100m and 300m combined image covers Africa.

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Santiago, Chile

02 October 2017

To mark World Habitat Day on the first Monday of October, this Proba-V image features Santiago, the capital of Chile, amidst the surrounding mountains. Santiago faced a tremendous population increase from 1 million in 1940 to over 6 million today - making it the most densely populated metropolitan region in Chile.

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Manicouagan Crater, Canada

26 September 2017

This Proba-V image shows the immense, natural power of the 'eye of Quebec', a ring-shaped lake in Canada. It was formed in one of the world's largest meteor impact craters (originally 100km in diameter), over 200 million years ago.

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

19 September 2017

This 100m false-colour Proba-V image, acquired on 05 April 2017, shows the salt plains on Salar de Uyuni as 'white area'.


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Lake Neale, Australia

12 September 2017

Lake Amadeus (east) and Lake Neale, shown in this Proba-V 100m image - acquired on 09 February 2017, are dry salt pans for most of the year. With over 1,000 square kilometres of surface area, Lake Amadeus is the largest salt lake in the Northern Territories.

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Somali, Ethiopia

29 August 2017

This week's 100m Proba-V image shows the town of Daror, Ethiopia, taken in mid April 2017.

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Sous River Mouth, Morocco

22 August 2017

This 100m Proba-V image shows us the fertile lands that surround the Sous River in Morrocco.

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

15 August 2017

This Proba-V image illustrates a winter scene in the Canadian province, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Standing Rock Indian Reservation, USA

08 August 2017

This false-colour 100m image dated 03 June 2017 shows the Standing Rock Indian Reservation area, with a remarkable alternation of red and grey appearing patches, which indicate cultivated and bare soils.

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Deforestation in Rio Branco, Brazil

01 August 2017

This Proba-V 100m false-colour image of 03 August 2016 shows Rio Branco, a city in western Brazil. Deforested areas appear as a fishbone pattern in grey-blue, with the distinct southern edge forming the Brazilian-Bolivian border.

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Can Gio mangrove forest, Vietnam

25 July 2017

To mark the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, this Proba-V image features the Can Gio mangrove forest in Vietnam. Visible in dark red in the centre of the image, this forest is located close to Ho Chi Min city - part of which can be seen northwest of the forest.

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Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas

18 July 2017

23 July marks the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first civilian Earth Observation satellite, Landsat-1. This false-colour image amidst several lakes, captured by Proba-V between 23-28 July, 2017; illustrates the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the United States.

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Mumbai, India

11 July 2017

11 July marks the UN's annual World Population Day. This day is dedicated to highlighting the urgency and importance of population issues. To mark the occasion, this 100m Proba-V image taken on 23 March 2017; shows the Mumbai agglomeration, with the city of Thane located to the east and visible in green the Sanjay Gandhi National Park located north of Mumbai.

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Seoul, South Korea

04 July 2017

This 100m false-colour image, captured by Proba-V on 06 October 2016, shows the north-western part of the mountainous Korean peninsula, with the South Korean capital city of Seoul in the east.

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Everglades, Florida

27 June 2017

The Multitemp 2017 conference takes place this week in Belgium. This conference covers topics like climate, biodiversity, ecosystems, forestry, water and coastal management. Proba-V contributes to these fields and this image from May marks the occasion by showing the Florida Everglades, a large area of tropical wetlands in the United States.

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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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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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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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Canadian Lakes

30 May 2017

To celebrate World Environment Day on 05 June, this Proba-V image acquired on 17 May shows a pair of lakes in Canada. Lake Claire and Lake Athabasca are part of the Wood Buffalo National Park, which is a world heritage site.