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Egypt’s Nile Delta

15 February 2019

The rapid evolution of Egypt's Nile Delta over the last four years, as viewed from ESA's Proba-V microsatellite. Think of it as a small token of our love for planet Earth: just a cubic metre in size, Proba-V maps land cover and vegetation growth across the entire world every two days.

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Moorea

With Valentine's Day in mind, Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you this image which captures the beauty of the little heart-shaped island of Moorea in the South Pacific.

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Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

TerraSAR-X acquired these high resolution images showing the completely transformed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December, 2018.

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Fortnight of fires in Tasmania

Large fires fuelled by extremely dry and hot conditions have been burning for almost two weeks in central and southeast Tasmania, the southernmost state of Australia. This image was acquired on 28 January 2019, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

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Gangotri, India

Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River. This image was captured on 7 January 2018.

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Uruguay River wetlands

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us along the lower reaches of the brown, sediment-rich Uruguay River. Here, the river forms the border between Argentina and Uruguay and is the site of the Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay wetlands.

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Pine Island, Antarctica

This Proba-V 300m image from 19 November 2018, shows the Pine Island iceberg, located south of the Hudson Mountains on West-Antarctica.

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Mount Triglav, Slovenia

Copernicus Sentinel-2A takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2,800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country.

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A wintry Great Lakes landscape

While a winter storm brought sudden snow and power outages to parts of the U.S. Southeast on 9 December, 2018, a break in the clouds that day revealed a wintry landscape around the Midwest and Great Lakes. The VIIRS on Suomi NPP acquired this natural-colour image around 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (18:30 Universal Time).

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Mexico City

Copernicus Sentinel-1 takes us over Mexico City. This striking image has been created using three acquisitions from 28 July, 27 August and 26 September 2018, overlaid in red, green and blue, respectively.

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Icy art in the Sannikov Strait

As sea ice around Russia's New Siberian Islands thins and breaks-up each summer, it takes on the appearance of stained glass. This image was acquired by Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on 27 June, 2018.

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Woolsey Fire, California

SPOT 6 captured this false-colour image on 12 November 2018 of the devastating wildfires in the U.S. state of California.

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Flooding along the Nueces River

On 1 November, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-colour view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas.

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Looking into the eye of Yutu

CloudSat passed over the eye of typhoon Yutu, as the storm approached the Philippines, on 28 October, 2018.

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Kyoto and Osaka

Copernicus Sentinel-2B takes us over Kyoto and Osaka, Japan in this image, which was captured on 11 May 2018.

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Colorado River Agriculture

Looking down on the desert vistas of the southwestern United States, an astronaut took this photograph of a short section of the Colorado River on 14 April 2017.

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Hurricane Willa

A potent storm is poised to hit Mexico. In this nighttime image acquired at 3:50 a.m. local time (08:50 Universal Time) on 22 October 2018, Hurricane Willa appears off of the country's Pacific Coast. 

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Hurricane Michael

Image of category 4 Hurricane Michael, approaching the coast of Florida, from EUMETSAT's Metop-A polar orbiting satellite at 15:31 UTC on Tuesday, 10 October 2018.

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An outflow boundary - not a jellyfish - over Africa

This image on an outflow boundary over Africa was acquired on 27 September 2018, by the "day-night band" (DNB) on the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP. The DNB sensor detects dim light signals such as auroras, airglow, and city lights.

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Tropical-like cyclone headed for Crete and Greece

A tropical-like cyclone, also known as a medicane, has now fully developed in the Mediterranean. The medicane, captured by the NOAA-20 polar orbiting satellite at 8 a.m. ET on 27 September, 2018, is expected to continue "organising and strengthening" on Friday, according to Severe Weather EU.

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