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Daily Overview  Showing 🌎 from above to inspire the Overview Effect and change the way we see our planet. Founded by @benjaminrgrant. Books, prints, and more here:


The Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California contains an aircraft boneyard with more than 150 retired planes. Because the demand for jumbo jets has dropped significantly in the last two decades in favor of smaller, more affordable twin‑engine planes, many large aircrafts have been retired. The dry conditions in Victorville – located on the edge of the Mojave Desert – limits the corrosion of metal, meaning planes can be stored here for years while they are stripped for spare parts. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @dailyoverview

Belo Horizonte is the sixth largest city in Brazil with a population of roughly five million people. The city was constructed at the end of the 19th century with a planned, symmetrical array of perpendicular and diagonal streets in its downtown area. The roads are named after the Brazilian states and the indigenous tribes of Brazil. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Waves roll into the beach by the Santa Monica Pier in California, USA. The pier first opened in 1909 and now contains a popular amusement park with a roller coast and a one-of-a-kind, solar paneled Ferris wheel. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @nearmap

Munsu Water Park is located in Pyongyang, North Korea. The facility is open year-round with water slides, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, various sport courts, and a rock climbing wall. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Agricultural development encircles the towns of Ausim and Shinbari in the Cairo Governorate of Egypt. The towns are located within the fertile area surrounding the Nile River, the country’s main source of water because it has no effective rainfall. The roughly 55 billion cubic meters of water that are used from the river each year represents more than three quarters of the country’s resources for usable water. /// - Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

This afternoon I’m excited to be heading back to San Francisco for the week. Accordingly, I wanted to post one of my favorite shots of the city, captured by satellite from roughly 800 miles away! Check out the incredible detail of the full image by watching the zoom feature in our story today. We also have this one in the Printshop if you can’t get enough and want it on your walls! - @benjaminrgrant / source imagery: @digitalglobe

8,000 glowing balloons trace a 15 km long segment of the wall that once separated the Berlin. Titled 'Lichtgrenze' (meaning 'border of light'), the installation in November 2014 commemorated the 25th anniversary of the wall's collapse. I am so grateful to have had five weeks to get to know and experience this amazing city. The vibes, the space, the culture, the food, and the amazing people of Berlin have made me feel at home and I look forward to many more adventures here in the years to come. - @benjaminrgrant

Using ultraviolet cameras, NASA captured this incredible overview of the sun in the midst of solar eruptions over a three day period in 2013. The composite photo was created using three wavelengths of light that have been colorized in red, green, and blue to show the dynamics of each eruption. - @benjaminrgrant

The Mir Mine is an inactive, open-pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The mine is 1,722 feet (525 m) deep and has a diameter of 3,900 feet (1,200 m), making it the second largest excavated hole in the world. Active for 44 years, the mine had an output of 10 million carats of diamond per year during peak production in the 1960’s. /// - @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world, is located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Approximately half of the Iguazu River flows into a long and narrow chasm called the Devil's Throat — the u-shaped falls seen here at left — that is roughly 700 meters (2,297 ft) high. The total number of waterfalls at Igauzu fluctuates between from 150 to 300, depending on the water level. /// - @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

The Port of Felixstowe is the busiest port in the United Kingdom, handling approximately 42% of the country’s trade of shipping containers. The facility is able to accommodate ships that extend more than 400 meters (1312 feet) and have a cargo carrying capacity that is greater than half the volume of the Empire State Building. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

Lava and ash billow out of Raung, one of the most active volcanoes on the island of Java in Indonesia. Raung towers more than 10,000 feet above sea level and was captured here during a powerful eruption in 2015 with a short-wave infrared satellite camera. The ash produced during this activity forced the closure of numerous airports on the island. /// - @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe

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