15 Stunning Images of Earth From the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A Satellite


Earlier this month, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite has completed its successful first year of orbiting the Earth more than 5300 times while providing continuous imagery of the earth’s surface no matter what the weather.

This project is part of the European Space Agency’s Copernicus program and aims to monitor the Earth’s land and sea, map natural disasters and observe sea ice. The following photos are the stunning images taken during the satellite’s first 12 months of orbiting the Earth.

1. Tokyo

The bright radar reflections you see in this photograph represents Tokyo’s urban landscape while the polar opposite represents Minami-Bōsō Quasi-National Park pictured to the southwest of Tokyo Bay.