Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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January 16, 2018

Rare Sahara Snow

On Jan. 8, 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert—only the third time in nearly 40 years that this part of the desert has seen snow.

March 10, 2015

Saharan Sand Blows Across the North African Coast

Plumes of sand from North African deserts are easily visible in this satellite image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite in late February 2015. The microscopic particles amass and begin a trans-Atlantic journey to South America.

November 18, 2014

Sharing a Sandy Saharan Scene

Satellites provide the perfect way to capture images of the Sahara as well as to observe and monitor such barren and hostile landscapes, where the heat and lack of water make them unwelcome to other means of measurement.