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Earth: March 2018



In late March 2018, the people of Eastern Europe and Russia found their snow cover had a distinctly orange tint.


The Dutch are now starting to see their famous spring flowers poke through the winter soil, but a few weeks ago it was a different story as a cold snap took grip.


It is the end of March and wildfires are already breaking out in the South.


Common table salt might prove effective in reflecting sunlight and mitigating rising temperatures leading to climate change. How does this happen?


The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Japanese capital of Tokyo.


The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite carries a suite of state-of-the art sensors that deliver a wealth of information to monitor our changing world, but this image was captured with its ocean and land camera. With a swath-width of 1270 km, this instrument delivers images that can span several countries, as we see here.


Although this image might look more like the surface of Mars, it was actually captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and shows southeast Namibia and the western edge of the Kalahari Desert.


NOAA's GOES-S, the second in a new series of four highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit at 5:02 p.m. EST today from Cape Canaveral, Florida.