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Earth: January 2019



The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River.


South Africa's Western Cape often falls victim to fires during the dry hot summer months.


This Proba-V view shows all that is left of the Aral Sea, once one of the four largest lakes in the world and now one of the world's major ecological disaster areas. It has shrunk into separate lakes, surrounded by Earth's youngest desert.


Sayram Lake is pictured in northwest China near the border with Kazakhstan as the International Space Station orbited 253 miles above the Asian continent.


The Senegal River valley that marks the border between the Atlantic coast nations of Senegal and Mauritania is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 252 miles above the African continent.