Earth from Space: Inhambane Bay, Mozambique

s Inhambane Bay, in southeast Mozambique, is featured in this true-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Click on the image below to explore it in its full 10 m resolution. Inhambane Bay is a deep inlet into which the small Mutamba River flows. In the north of the bay, where the waters exit into the Mozambique Channel, an arm of the Indian Ocean, different water depths can be identified in tones of green and blue. Two small islands […]

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Earth from Space: Lesotho -with video

Earth from Space: Lesotho The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over northwest Lesotho – a small, land-locked country surrounded entirely by South Africa. Known for its tall mountains and narrow valleys, Lesotho is the only nation in the world that lies completely above 1000 m in elevation. Lesotho has an area of just 30 000 sq km, around the same size as Belgium, and has a population of around two million. Around 80% of the country’s population lives in rural […]

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Earth from Space: Lusaka, Zambia

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lusaka – the capital and largest city of Zambia. Lusaka, visible at the top of the image, is located on a high plateau in south-central Africa with an elevation of around 1200 m. With a population of over 2 million people, Lusaka is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka National Park is easily identifiable as a brown patch of land just southeast of the city. The 6700 hectare park […]

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