Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather 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.
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.
Northern summer solstice 2012
View from Meteosat-9 during the period of the summer solstice, using the SEVIRI visible channels.
Katabatic winds over Antarctica
The AVHRR image below shows a spectacular case of Katabatic winds over Antarctica, with nice 'smoke plumes' flowing out onto the Ross ice shelf.