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First views of Earth from Sentinel-3A

02 March 2016

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Just two weeks after launch, the latest Sentinel satellite has offered a taster of what it will provide for the EU's Copernicus programme.

Sentinel-3A's very first image, captured at 14:09 GMT on 29 February, shows the transition from day to night over Svalbard, Norway.

As well as showing the snow-covered archipelago, the image also details Arctic sea ice and some cloud features.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Copernicus data (2016) - First image from Sentinel-3A

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