Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Arctic Sea Ice Minimum 2020
In September 2020 the Arctic sea ice extent shrunk to the second lowest in the 42-year satellite record.
Huge fires in the Arctic and Siberia
Huge fires in the Arctic and Siberia during summer 2019, were seen by the Sentinel-3 and Metop satellites.
December solstice near the southern polar circle
December solstice occurred in 2018 at 22:23 UTC on 21 December and could be 'seen' in satellite imagery.
Meteosat-8 captures image of partial solar eclipse
On 15 February 2018 a partial solar eclipse was visible from Antarctica, plus many locations within southern South America including Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
In early July 2017, a massive section of ice split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf.
Phytoplankton blooms spotted by Sentinel-3
Images of the variety of species of phytoplankton that bloom in the world’s oceans and lakes in 2017 & 2018.
Measuring ozone from space
Looking at using satellites to measure ozone on the UN’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
Sand at sea, as seen from space
On 11 April 2012 EUMETSAT’s international training project EUMETrain started tracking the movements of the German research icebreaker Polarstern.
Annular solar eclipse over Antarctica
The annular solar eclipse on 29 April was seen as a dark shadow on the edge of Meteosat-7's view.