Results tagged “Earth from Space”

This image from the Sentinel-1A radar satellite on 6 June shows part of the Philippine island of Luzon with Mount Pinatubo.

To the west we can see the waters of the Strait of Hormuz, which lies betweenthe Gulf of Oman to the south and Persian Gulf to the north. The brown areas along the coast are sediments carried from rivers that flow only after erratic rainfall in the interior, usually in the winter months.

In this special edition, Nils Olsen from DTU Space joins the show to discuss the latest measurements of Earth's magnetic field and changes observed over the last six months by ESA's Swarm mission.

Earth from Space: UK Climate Change

In this special edition, David Parker, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, and Christopher Merchant from the University of Reading and science leader of the Climate Change Initiative's sea-surface temperature project, join the show to discuss climate research in the UK.

Earth From Space: Where is it?

This video features some spectacular imagery from Earth-observing satellites. From this perspective, even some of the most familiar places can be difficult to recognize. Can you place these images on a map?

Earth from Space: Lake Constance

The freshwater Lake Constance in Central Europe is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-1A satellite.

This satellite image shows an area 13 km east of the city of Mafraq in northern Jordan. Sitting geologically between the Syrian Desert and volcanic Hauran plateau, the area experiences a desert climate.

Earth from Space: Tropical Snow

The snow-capped mountains running through the centre of this satellite image are part of the Cordillera Blanca - or 'white range' - in South America's Andes.

This image over the west coast of the Netherlands is one of the early radar scans by the Sentinel-1A satellite, which was launched on 3 April.

Earth from Space: Cento, Italy

Hundreds of fields speckle the northern Italian landscape south of the Po River in this satellite image.

On April 3rd, Sentinel-1 will be launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on a Soyuz launcher. The radar mission is the first of the Copernicus programme, providing an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery for Copernicus user services.

Earth From Space: Southwest Iran

This colourful radar composite image shows changes in large-scale agricultural plots in southwest Iran.

This satellite image shows an area of the Himalaya mountain range in northeastern Nepal, about 8 km south of Mount Everest.

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joins the show to share his view of Earth from space while on the International Space Station.

Earth from Space: Ecuadorian Highlands

Ecuador's northern highlands are pictured in this image from Envisat. Near the top left of the image, the southern outskirts of Ecuador's capital, Quito, appear as white dots. Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world, at an elevation of 2850 m above sea level.

This satellite image shows the heart-shaped Miscanti lake and smaller Miñiques lake in northern Chile.

Earth from Space: Red Sea Gateway - Jeddah

The city of Jeddah's seaport on Saudi Arabia's western coast is pictured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.

This image from Envisat's radar shows the Zambezi River's floodplain in western Zambia.

Analyzing Mt. Kilimanjaro From Orbit

This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.

Earth from Space: Aorounga, Chad

This image from Japan's ALOS satellite shows the Aorounga Crater in northern Chad. The crater is just south of the Tibesti Mountains, a range of inactive - with some potentially active - volcanoes in the central Sahara desert.

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