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.
Storm Leslie batters parts of Western Europe
The extratropical cyclone known as Storm Leslie brought hurricane force winds and severe floods to parts of Portugal, Spain and France in mid-October 2018.
Hurricane Michael was strongest hurricane on record in the Florida Panhandle, when it hit the US in early October 2018.