Welcome to the European Space Port! Can you spot the place from where we wil launch Aeolus wind satellite this summer? The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Kourou in French Guiana, with the main town of the same name visible in the lower right.The launch site at Kourou lies just over 500 km north of the equator and often sits under clouds.
An alien-like, swirling eye of an algae storm! It looks like a portal to another dimension is about to open... but in reality it's the eye of an algal bloom. Cyanobacteria have qualities similar to algae and thrive on phosphorus in the water. High water temperature and sunny, calm weather often lead to particularly large blooms that pose problems to the ecosystem and, therefore, aquaculture and tourism. #environment#ocean#swa#cyanobacteria#algae#algaebloom#sunny#warm#summer#EarthFromSpace#earthobservation#balticsea (Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)
Happy Towel Day, inhabitants of Sol III🌍! Do you think @copernicus_eu Sentinel satellites know they are orbinting a giant supercomputer dedicated to find the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything? This image of a 1977 Earth was the first one taken by the Meteosat-1 satellite.... pretty cool right? 😍
Kilauea lava channels are pretty clear in this Sentinel-2B image of the Hawaiian volcano from 23 May. This enhanced true colour image was obtained combining information from true colour bands 4-3-2 & bands 12-11. Optical images from the Sentinel-2 satellite and interferogram produced with Sentinel-1 data are helping assess the situation in Hawaii. (Contains Copernicus Sentinel data, processed by ESA 2018)
Planet Earth, 1993 🌍 Let's take a trip down memory lane with this composite view of our home as observed from geostationary orbit by @europeanspaceagency's Meteosat 3 & 4 weather satellites! (ESA/Eumetsat, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)
A beautiful false-colour satellite capture of the Malaspina glacier in Alaska! It 's a piedmont glacier – meaning that ice flows down a steep valley and spills out onto a relatively flat plain - and the largest of its kind, with an area of about 3900 sq km! Satellite data show that the elevation of Malaspina has dropped over the past decades, and this ice loss has made a significant contribution to sea-level rise.