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Bushfires Still Raging in New South Wales

Bushfires are still raging in Australia, particularly along the east coast of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland. The leader of the rural fire service told media that this could be "the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen," and the NSW premier has declared a state of emergency.

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Halloween Crack

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over cracks in the Brunt ice shelf, which lies in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica.

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Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier?

This image, which was captured on 9 January 2019 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 (bands 7-5-3), takes us over the Hielo Patagónico Sur 12 (HPS-12) glacier in a remote part of the Chilean Andes. Some scientists think this could be the fastest-thinning glacier in the world.

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Lake Natron, Tanzania

This image, which was captured on 3 February 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, takes us over two saline lakes in East Africa: the larger Lake Natron in northern Tanzania and the smaller Lake Magadi, just over the border in Kenya.

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Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing officially opens the world's largest airport. Pléiades acquired the image of the new airport terminal building on 23rd July, just a few weeks prior to completion.

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‘Meeting of waters’

This image, captured on 7 February 2018 by Copernicus Sentinel-2, takes us over the ‘meeting of waters' in Brazil – where the Rio Negro and the Solimões River meet to form the Amazon River.

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Clarence Strait, Australia

This image, captured on 24 June 2019 by Copernicus Sentinel-2, takes us over Clarence Strait, a narrow body of water in Australia's Northern Territory.

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Cameron Ridge

On 01 July, 2019, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this image of Cameron Ridge where the PCT (purple) crosses Tehachapi Pass. The pass divides the Tehachapi Mountains (south) and the Sierra Nevada (north), and forms a narrow connection between the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert.

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Castelli Romani, Italy

This image, acquired on 13 October 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over a set of small towns in the Colli Albani hills known collectively as Castelli Romani.

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Amazon Rainforest Fire

This Pléiades image acquired on 22th August 2019 shows the fire which started on hills near already deforested areas in Bolivia.

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Belgium and the Netherlands

This image shows the combination of a PROBA-V image and a turbidity map of the Eastern part of the North Sea, near Belgium and the southern part of the Netherlands and was was captured on 3 April 2016.

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Fire races across Gran Canaria

Acquired on 19 August 2019 by the VIIRS on-board Suomi NPP satellite, NASA satellites have observed waves of fire sweeping through pine forests in mountainous terrain on Gran Canaria, the second most populous of the Canary Islands.

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Typhoon Lekima nears China

Acquired on 9 August 2019 by the VIIRS on-board Suomi NPP satellite, the image shows twin typhoons, Lekima (left) and Krosa (right), continuing to churn across the Western Pacific Ocean late this week, threatening East Asian countries with destructive winds and rain.

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Iceland’s raging rivers

Captured on 06 June 2019 by NASA's Landsat-8 mission, this image takes us over Iceland, a country rich with compelling geologic phenomena, volcanoes and ice caps abound.

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Lake Balaton, Hungary

Captured on 27 February 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, this image takes us over Lake Balaton in western Hungary. With a surface area of around 600 sq km and a length of around 78 km, this freshwater lake is the largest in central Europe.

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La Pampa and Rio Negro, Argentina

The fertile Pampas, grasslands located in northern Argentina, Uruguay, and southern Brazil, are frequently struck by wildfires, both from natural causes, such as lightning, and from man-made control, for agricultural purposes. This Proba-V image shows the pampas recovering from wildfire damage.

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Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Barry

Tropical Storm Barry, seen here by GOES East on 12 July, 2019, at 9 a.m. (ET) is strengthening over the warm waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Barry is expected to begin tracking toward the northwest later today and turn north on Saturday before making landfall.

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Irminger Sea ice swirl

Captured on 9 June 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, this image takes us over a swirl of sea ice off the east coast of Greenland in the Irminger Sea.

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Water shortages in India

Nearly 65 percent of the country's reservoirs were running dry in June 2019. Image acquired by Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager on 19 June.

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Raikoke spits ash

An unexpected and powerful eruption started at Raikoke volcano in the Kuril Islands on 21 June 2019. This image, which was captured on 22 June, shows the brown ash plumes rising high above the dense clouds – drifting eastwards over the North Pacific Ocean.

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