Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Annular solar eclipse on solstice
During the 2020 June solstice the shadow of the Moon, travelling from west to east, appeared in the images of three geostationary satellites.
Exceptional Saharan dust transport over the Atlantic Ocean
In June 2020 large amounts of Saharan dust, declared by the media as an "historic Saharan dust plume", travelled on easterly trade winds all the way to the Caribbean and south-eastern parts of the continental US.
Gran Canaria wildfires
In August 2019 parts of Gran Canaria, one of Spain's Canary Islands, were devastated by two large wildfires.
Dust over Europe
Two dust clouds, one from northern Africa and one from Central Europe, travelled north towards Iceland and Greenland in late April 2019.
Large Dust Fan (Spanish Dancer) over West Africa
A cyclone over Algeria pushes cold air southward over West Africa, causing a synoptic scale dust outbreak, in early March 2019.
Meteosat-11 and GOES-16 eyes on dust transport over Atlantic
Dust lifted over Sahara by the ITCZ convective activity was transported over the Atlantic and seen by the Meteosat-11 and GOES-16 satellites.
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.