Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Mount Etna erupts on Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve 2018 Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, started erupting.
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.
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.
Ship trails & industrial plumes
Ship trails and factory plumes have a similar appearance in satellite images.
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.
Smoke from California wildfires
Smoke from devastating, widespread wildfires in California in November 2018, was seen by Sentinel-3.
Intense Mediterranean cyclone's Alpine crossing
A cyclone that intensified over Mediterranean waters took a very direct path over the Alps.
Isolated convective complex over the upper Persian/Arabian Gulf
On 19 October 2018 a convective complex developed over open waters in the upper Persian/Arabian Gulf.
Severe flash floods in Mallorca
Overnight 9/10 October 2018 severe storms caused devastating flash floods on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Assessing the sea state in the Arabian Sea during Tropical Cyclone Luban
Luban went through the life cycle of a tropical storm over the Arabian Sea between 6 October and 14 October 2018.