Image of the Week | Archive

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June 24, 2024

The Cogotí Reservoir in Chile, a critical water source for the Coquimbo region, has significantly diminished due to a severe drought, affecting agriculture and mining.…

Lacantún River change of course
June 11, 2024

Sentinel-2 images clearly demonstrate how Lacantún River in southeast Mexico changed course between 2019 and 2023. In December 2020, the Lacantún River cut through a meander neck, forming an oxbow lake. The western part of the image shows rainforest and wetland cover, while the eastern part shows remaining patches of rainforest, crops and cultivated grasslands.

May 29, 2024

Dubai was affected by floods during second week of April, 2024 due to the heavy torrential rains. The UAE’s National Center for Meteorology reported that eastern parts of the country measured up to 250 millimeters of rain in less than 24 hours. This extreme amount of precipitation led to submergence of roads, vehicles and disruption of flights. Images acquired from ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 show the pre and post flooding changes in part of Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

May 7, 2024

On October 14, 2023, the Moon aligned with the Sun and Earth to produce an annular solar eclipse. The spectacle bathed millions of Americans in a lunar shadow as the Moon blocked the Sun’s rays. The above image was acquired during the eclipse by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera imager aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory, a joint NASA, NOAA, and U.S. Air Force satellite.

April 10, 2024

What looks like highways going through a metropolitan area are actually a series of glaciers carving their way through the Karakoram mountain range north of the Himalayas. This photograph was taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above.