Resolution: 100 m Date: 30/09/2016 Lat,Lon: 48.20, 16.37   Vienna, Austria  PROBA-V puts its weekly spotlight on the beautiful city of Vienna, the capital of Austria, visible in the northwestern part of the image. The city began as a settlement to the south of the meandering Danube, one of Europe’s longest rivers, but spans both sides of the river nowadays. In the southern part of the image we see Lake Neusiedl, a Central European lake straddling the Austrian–Hungarian border. The lake is mostly surrounded by reeds, serving as a habitat for wildlife and harvested in winter. : vienna, austria, city, danube, lake, winter  Resolution: 100 m Date: 06/10/2016 Lat,Lon: 34.81, 126.39   Mokpo, South Korea  Mokpo is a mid-size city (~250,000 inhabitants) in the southwest of South Korea and is part of the South Jeolla Province. It is a main gate to the country’s largest granary at the Honam Plain and has been a naval base during the Choson Dynasty (1392  – 1910).  Further, it was the hometown of late South Korean president and Nobel Peace Prize 2000 recipient Kim Dae-Jung.  The city is surrounded outside the coast by more than 1,400 islands, which provide fishing grounds and also protect the area from large typhoon and tsunami impacts.     The 100 m image of 6 October 2016 shows Mokpo in the lower-right image part as a blue-grey area located at the Yeonsang River estuary. Furthermore, the image shows the scattered smaller and larger islands outside the coast, while an extensive area with large sediment concentrations extents further into the Yellow Sea in a bow shape. : south korea, mokpo, granary, coast  Resolution: 100 m Date: 29/04/2015 Lat,Lon: 41.1, 122.05   Panjin, China  Panjin is a city in northeastern China, located at the Liaodong Bay. The city is home to about 1.5 million inhabitants. The 100 m image shows the city at the Liaodong Bay. : Panjin, china, liaodong, bay, city 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 18/12/2014 Lat,Lon: 38.59, 118.14   Bohai Bay, China  The Bohai Bay in China is the easternmost extension of the Yellow Sea and is also the southernmost sea on the Northern Hemisphere (at latitude 38-39oN) that is frequently covered with sea ice during winter.  At the Bohai Bay several major ports are located, as is visible by the land extensions in the image. The bay contains considerable amounts of sediments and algae, which can be seen from the greenish colours. : bohai, bay, china, yellow, sea, algae  Resolution: 100 m Date: 25/04/2016 Lat,Lon: 17.36, -12.14   Moudjeria, Mauritania  This image shows us part of Moudjeria and part of Magta-Lahjar.  Moudjeria is a town and commune in the Tagant Region of southern-central Mauritania. Temperatures during the summer are among the highest in the world and can easily hit the 55° Celsius mark.  Magta-Lahjar is a town and commune in the Brakna Region of southern Mauritania. : mauritania, moudjeria, tagant, brakna  Resolution: 100 m Date: 12/03/2016 Lat,Lon: 17.56, 44.22   Najran, Saudi Arabia  This image shows us Najran, Province of Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen. Najran is one of the fastest-growing cities in the kingdom. It enjoys three different geographic landscapes, and they are: the oases, mountains, and desert at its eastside. The climate for Najran is a hot desert climate type, typical of the Arabian Peninsula. In the upper part of the image, we can see Wadi Al Dawasir a town in Najd, Saudi Arabia, in the Dawasir valley. The town is the homeland of the tribe of Al-Dawasir. : najran, saudi arabia, yemen, mountain, desert, peninsula, dawasir 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 27/01/2016 Lat,Lon: -31.54, -68.53   San Juan, Argentina  This image shows us San Juan, the capital city of the Argentine province of San Juan in the Cuyo region. Cuyo is the name given to the wine-producing, mountainous area of central-west Argentina. Cuyo has some of the most popular tourist attractions in Argentina and the highest mountain massifs in the Andes. The soil is arid and reddish, crossed by few rivers. Most of the rivers are fed by the thawing of snow on the peaks, and their volume of water increases considerably in spring. : san juan, argentina, cuyo, mountains, andes, rivers  Resolution: 100 m Date: 12/04/2016 Lat,Lon: -22.90, -43.17   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  The 100 m false-colour image of 12 April 2016 shows the Rio de Janeiro agglomeration in grey, with the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches visible as thin yellowish strikes. East of Rio, the Baía de Guanabara is recognised, while southwest of the city the Restinga de Marambaia – an area with coastal sandspit and tropical broadleaf forest – can be seen. : rio, janeiro, brazil, coapacabana, ipanema, forest  Resolution: 100 m Date: 01/01/2016 Lat,Lon: 51.33, 12.37   Leipzig, Germany  From 4 to 8 July 2016 GEO BON, the global initiative on biodiversity of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), organized its Open Science Conference in Leipzig, Germany. This edition of the conference focused on the targets and roadmap for "observing, monitoring, and managing biodiversity and related ecosystem services for 2020 and beyond". Products derived from PROBA-V will continue to be used to monitor biodiversity and help to assess the Essential Biodiversity Variables at global scale and thus contribute to GEO BON. Therefore, the city of Leipzig (in the right part of the image) is put into this week’s spotlight, amidst an amazing patchwork of agricultural fields (green) and lakes (dark blue – black), as captured in the daily synthesis false-colour of 1 January 2016. In the south-southeast, in red, two large coal mines stand out. : leipzig, germany, lake, coal 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 24/02/2016 Lat,Lon: 26.91, -97.63   Kenedy County, N America  The 100 m false-colour image of 24 February 2016 shows Kenedy County, situated in the South of Texas, USA. It is one of the least populous counties in the United States and climate can be characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. Laguna Madre, situated in the middle right of the image is a long shallow, hypersaline algoon along the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico, famous for a plethora of fish species, and home to sea turtles and dolphins. : kenedy, usa, texas  Resolution: 100 m Date: 01/01/2016 Lat,Lon: 40.70, -74.02   New York, USA  The 100 m false-colour image of 1 January 2016 shows  New York, USA in the centre of the image.  At the lower right you can see the North Atlantic Ocean. The course of the Hudson River can be followed by the purple-red colour from the upper side of the image to the centre. New York City is the largest city of the United States of America, mainly due to the historical role in trade, finance, PR, art, and fashion. The city is called New York City to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which Albany is the capital. : usa, new york, ocean  Resolution: 100 m Date: 11/05/2015 Lat,Lon: 45.30, 12.24   Venice, Italy  The 100 m false-colour image of 11 May 2015 shows Venice, Italy.  Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is sited on a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers.  Beneath Venice, at the river mouth of the Po, you can find the city of Porto Tolle, also known for it's infamous coal power plant. : venice, italy, islands, po 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 05/06/2015 Lat,Lon: 51.10, 3.95   Port of Antwerp, Belgium  The 100 m false-colour image of 5 June 2015 shows a large part of Flanders, Belgium.  The cities of Ghent (left), Antwerp (right) and Brussels (lower) are clearly visible, in purple colors.  The course of the Westerschelde can be followed from the North Sea (left) to the harbor of Antwerp, in the heart of Europe.  It is Europe’s thrid-largest seaport and ranks among the world’s top twenty. : antwerp, belgium, port, brussels  Resolution: 100 m Date: 21/06/2015 Lat,Lon: 36.12, -114.86   Las Vegas, USA  The 100 m false-colour image of 21 June 2015 shows the city of Las Vegas,  or  simply "Vegas" with a nice view of Lake Mead, the largest water reservoir in the United States. Las Vegas is an internationally renowed major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Southern Nevada. On the right of the image, one can also see cut-outs of the Colorado river, responsible for beautiful sceneries of the Grand Canyon National park. : las vegas, usa, lake, mead, nevada  Resolution: 100 m Date: 22/12/2014 Lat,Lon: 39.90, 116.40   Beijing, China  Beijing is located in the agriculturally important North China Plain and bordered in the north by the mountains that are home to the world-famous Great Wall. : beijing, china 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 06/10/2014 Lat,Lon: 39.08, 117.20   Tianjin, China  Tianjin is a metropolis in northern coastal China and one of the five national central cities of China, it's also the largest coastal city of China and an economic gateway to its mainland, particularly Beijing. : tianjin, china, beijing  Resolution: 100 m Date: 06/10/2014 Lat,Lon: 39.63, 118.18   Tangshan, China  Tangshan is a largely industrial prefecture-level city in northeastern Hebei province, China. It has become known for the 1976 Tangshan earthquake which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale and killed at least 255,000 residents. The city has since been rebuilt. : tangshan, china, hebei  Resolution: 100 m Date: 06/10/2014 Lat,Lon: 38.30, 116.83   Cangzhou, China  Cangzhou is a prefecture-level city in eastern Hebei province, China. Cangzhou's urban center is a heavily industrial city but the city's administrative territory also includes strongly agricultural areas, and is well known in China for its Chinese jujubes (Chinese dates) and pear (widely known under the export name of Tianjin Ya Pear). The North China Oil Field is within Cangzhou City's jurisdiction. Cangzhou also encompasses a large fishing port and the coal-exporting Huanghua Harbour. : cangzhou, china, hebei 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 06/10/2014 Lat,Lon: 39.90, 116.40   Beijing, China  Beijing is located in the agriculturally important North China Plain and bordered in the north by the mountains that are home to the world-famous Great Wall. Closer to the coast and in the close-ups on the left, we find Tianjin, the largest coastal city of the country and an economic gateway to China’s mainland, particularly Beijing. Two other cities are further shown in the close-ups: Tangshan, located further northeast and Cangzhou in the southwest. : beijing, china, igarss  Resolution: 100 m Date: 08/03/2015 Lat,Lon: 25.01, 54.99   Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The 100 m false-colour image of 8 March 2015 shows the Dubai coast with the well-known man-made Palm Tree Islands prominently visible in the centre. Further, the lower-right corner shows the alternating pattern of sand dunes and troughs, while the scattered bright green spots indicate irrigated fields. : dubai, united, arab, emirates  Resolution: 100 m Date: 17/09/2015 Lat,Lon: 36.83, -2.46   Almería, Spain  The false-colour 100 m image of 17 September 2015 shows Almería city in the centre at the triangular-shaped coastal area. The greenhouse areas are visible by the white-grey colours. Nothwest of Almería, the course of the Rio Andarax can be followed by the dark-green colours. : almería, spain 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 09/02/2015 Lat,Lon: 19.43, -99.13   Mexico City, Mexico  In the 100 m false-colour image of 9 Fevruary 2015, Mexico City's agglomeration and its detailed road structures are visible in the centre. In its surroundings, several snow-covered mountain peaks can be seen, with the Nevado de Taluca (4,690 m) and Popocatépetl volcanoes (5,426 m) showing up in the lower-left and lower-right corners, respectively. : mexico city, mexico  Resolution: 100 m Date: 11/10/2014 Lat,Lon: 22.19, 113.54   Macau, Hong Kong, China  The 100 m image of 11 October 2014 shows the cities of Macau and Hong Kong. Macau is the world's most densely populated area, with 21,000 inhabitants per km². Both cities are located at the Zhujiang River Estuary, which is visible in the image centre. Macau is located at the estuary's left side, Hong Kong at the right side. : macau, hong kong, china  Resolution: 100 m Date: 08/06/2015 Lat,Lon: 39.9, 116.4   Beijing, China  Beijing is the capital of China and is the world's third largest city by population with about 22 million inhabitants. Further, the city is China's political, cultural, and educational centre. This 100 m false color image of 8 June 2015 shows the city agglomeration and its surroundings. : Beijing, China 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 20/01/2015 Lat,Lon: -22.90, -43.17   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Rio de Janeiro is well-known for its annual carnival season. This celebration is largely organized by the inhabitants of the favelas and dates back to 1723. About 2 million people per day participate in the giant street parades. The PROBA-V 100 m image of January 20th, 2015 shows Rio de Janeiro located at the Baía Guanabara. At the bottom of the image, the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches can faintly be seen, with the large Parque National de Tijuca located west of it. : rio, brazil, carnival  Resolution: 100 m Date: 09/01/2015 Lat,Lon: -34.35, 18.47   South Africa, Cape of Good Hope  Penguins are the well-known flightless birds with their characteristic tuxedo-like feather coloring. Although the Antarctic is their most recognized habitat, various penguin sorts have spread out over the southern hemisphere, with even some species living at the Galapagos Islands. One of the locations with substantial penguin populations is the Cape of Good Hope environment. Cape of Good Hope was once considered the border between the Atlantic and Indian Ocean and is the waypoint for shipping routes to the Far East and Australia. This 100 m image beautifully shows the Cape region, with Cape Town, Table Mountain, and Cape of Good Hope visible in the left part. The middle part of the image shows the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges.” : africa, hope, cape