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Earth: May 2017



Wildfires break out in the boreal forests of eastern Russia most summers, but last year was particularly bad.


Thomas Pesquet Clouds, water, sand. A poetic picture of Oman


Wildfires break out in the boreal forests of eastern Russia most summers, but last year was particularly bad.


Thomas Pesquet: When art supports science. Venice is one of the many cities that will suffer from sea-level rising #BiennaleArte2017


Thomas Pesquet: The Aswan Dam. With a good camera lens, we can see the water spill when the valves are open from up here!


Thomas Pesquet: The magic river Dniepr. Back in February I was stunned when I saw these magical winter landscapes: a frozen river north of Kiev and prime example of Earth Art


Thomas Pesquet: A red lake in South America. Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is on the International Space Station for the 5th time, tells me that it is inhabited by a large group of pink flamingos!


Thomas Pesquet: The Ural delta in the Caspian Sea looks like a tree leaf


Thomas Pesquet: Unbelievable desert art. As often in Africa, the landscapes are so huge and diverse I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at when I take a picture


Thomas Pesquet: A colourful lake at high altitude in the remote eastern reaches of China


The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over part of the western Netherlands on 16 March, with the capital city of Amsterdam at the centre of the image.


NASA's Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in northwest India on May 05, 2017.


Image of Tropical Cyclone Donna over Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, East of Australia, captured by EUMETSAT's Metop-A polar orbiting satellite at 23:16 UTC on Wednesday 3 May 2017.


Meteorite impacts can produce more than craters on the Earth - they can also spark volcanic activity that shapes its surface and climate by bringing up material from depth.