In Photos: What Earth Looks Like From Space

Have you ever wondered what Earth looks like from space? Well… this gallery will feed your curiosity. Mountains, capitals, an aircraft boneyard, cargo ships, greenhouses and districts, these aerial photos will certainly impress you, so don’t miss them!

Check them out for more information and start to see our world through photos!

Mount Whaleback iron ore mine 23°21’32.3”S, 119°40’40.1”E

The Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Roughly 98% of the world’s mined iron ore is used to make steel and is thus a significant component in the construction of buildings, automobiles, and appliances such as refrigerators

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

London 51°30′26′′N, 0°7′39′′W

London is the capital and most populous city of Great Britain. Situated on the River Thames, it is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and is recognized for being home to a diverse range of people and cultures. More than 300 languages are spoken in the Greater London area

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

Aircraft boneyard 34°35′51′′N, 117°22′59′′W

The Southern California Logistics airport in Victorville contains an aircraft boneyard with more than 150 retired planes. Because the demand for jumbo jets has dropped significantly in the past two decades in favor of smaller, more affordable twin-engine planes, many large air crafts have been retired. The dry conditions in Victorville, 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

Photograph: Daily Overview/Nearmap

Singapore tankers 1°14’15.6”N, 103°48’23.1”E

Cargo ships and tankers outside of the entry to the Port of Singapore. The facility is the world’s second-busiest port in terms of total tonnage, shipping a fifth of the world’s cargo containers and half of the world’s annual supply of crude oil

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

Mont Saint-Michel 48°38′10′′N, 1°30′41′′W

Mont Saint-Michel is a commune located 1km off the coast of Normandy, France. Over the past 600 years, the island has functioned as a prominent monastery (accessible to pilgrims only during low tide), a French fortification that withstood English attacks during the Hundred Years’ war, and a prison. Today, Saint-Michel is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

Amsterdam 52°22’15.6”N, 4°53’30.7”E

The canal system of Amsterdam, known as Grachten. In the early 17th century, when immigration was at a peak, a comprehensive plan for the city’s expansion was developed with four concentric half-circles of canals emerging at the main waterfront (seen on the right-hand side of this overview). In the centuries since, the canals have been used for defense, water management, and transport. They remain a hallmark of the city

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

Venice 45°26′15′′N, 12°20′9′′E

Venice, Italy, is situated on 118 islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. With tide waters expected to rise to perilous levels in the coming decades, the city has constructed 78 steel gates across the three inlets through which water from the Adriatic could surge into Venice’s lagoon. The panels – which weigh 300 tons and are 92ft wide and 65ft high – are fixed to massive concrete bases dug into the seabed

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

Spanish greenhouses 36°50’25.0”N, 2°28’05.0”W

Greenhouses in Almería, Spain. The structures in this region cover approximately 20,000 hectares of land (more than 75 square miles). The use of plastic covering, known as ‘plasticulture’, is designed to increase produce yield, increase produce size, and shorten growth time. For a sense of scale, this overview shows roughly six square miles

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

Eixample, Barcelona 41°23′27′′N, 2°09′47′′E

The Eixample district in Barcelona, Spain, is characterized by its strict grid pattern and apartments with communal courtyards. This thoughtful and visionary design was the work of Ildefons Cerdà. His plan features broad streets that widen at octagonal intersections to create greater visibility with increased sunlight, better ventilation, and more space for short-term parking

Photograph: Daily Overview/DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Company

 

 

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