Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Satellite images of bright meteor (bolide) east of Kamchatka
On 18 December 2018 at 23:48:20 UTC a very bright meteor exploded above the Bering Sea, east of Kamchatka.
Contrail shadows over the stratus
Unusually shaped shadow contours of high contrail clouds, casted over the wide stratus field, were explored through various VIIRS (i.e. FCI proxy) and SEVIRI products.
Intense Mediterranean cyclone's Alpine crossing
A cyclone that intensified over Mediterranean waters took a very direct path over the Alps.
Devastating wildfires near Athens
In late July 2018 wildfires ripped through coastal areas in Greece, causing thousands to flee and a number of fatalities.
Sharp moisture boundary seen by SEVIRI and MODIS
A sharp low level moisture boundary that stretched over the central Europe in June 2018, was well observed by both the SEVIRI Dust RGB product and MODIS 0.935 µm channel.
GOES-16 'sees' supercell over South Dakota
In June 2018 supercell thunderstorms brought tornadoes and large hailstones to South Dakota.
Devastating eruptions of volcano Fuego near Guatemala City
In June 2018 eruptions from volcano Fuego, 40 km west-southwest of Guatemala City, brought disaster and many deaths to its surrounding area.
A summer of heatwaves and drought for many
Summer 2018 in much of Europe was characterised by prolonged heatwaves, leading to droughts in some areas.
Severe flash floods in parts of Israel
A series of flash floods occurred in parts of Israel, throughout April 2018.
Sharp Dust Boundary over northern Africa
A sharp dust boundary formed in March 2018, after the clash of a dry and dusty Saharan air mass with a moist tropical air mass.