Today is Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22. The first Earth Day occurred in 1970, a little more than a year after this photograph - “Earthrise" - was captured by Apollo 8 astronaut, Bill Anders. The crew was the first to travel beyond Earth's orbit, yet it was Anders description of the mission that says it all: “We went to the moon, but we actually discovered Earth.” /// As you might imagine, this day means quite a lot to us at Daily Overview. Our project was created with the purpose to inspire greater appreciation for our planet and greater awareness of what we are doing to it and how urgent it is to protect it. Today is an opportunity to reflect on our shared home, this place we all inhabit, floating in an infinite sea of darkness. How grateful are we to occupy such a remarkable place. Wherever you are and whatever you do, we hope it is a beautiful day.  Image courtesy of NASA

Today is Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22. The first Earth Day occurred in 1970, a little more than a year after this photograph - “Earthrise" - was captured by Apollo 8 astronaut, Bill Anders. The crew was the first to travel beyond Earth's orbit, yet it was Anders description of the mission that says it all: “We went to the moon, but we actually discovered Earth.” /// As you might imagine, this day means quite a lot to us at Daily Overview. Our project was created with the purpose to inspire greater appreciation for our planet and greater awareness of what we are doing to it and how urgent it is to protect it. Today is an opportunity to reflect on our shared home, this place we all inhabit, floating in an infinite sea of darkness. How grateful are we to occupy such a remarkable place. Wherever you are and whatever you do, we hope it is a beautiful day. 

Image courtesy of NASA


4/17//2017 Qinghai Lake China 37.000945, 99.892228 The shores of Qinghai Lake in China are captured in this Overview. The lake is the largest in the country, covering 1,667 square miles (4317 square km), which is nearly one and a half times the size of the state of Rhode Island. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/17//2017

Qinghai Lake

China

37.000945, 99.892228

The shores of Qinghai Lake in China are captured in this Overview. The lake is the largest in the country, covering 1,667 square miles (4317 square km), which is nearly one and a half times the size of the state of Rhode Island.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/20/2017 “Hidden Beach”  Islas Marietas, Mexico 20.703953, -105.566868 Check out this stunning drone photo of the “Hidden Beach” in Islas Marietas, Mexico. The islands where the beach is located were created thousands of years ago by volcanic activity and are still uninhabited. It takes about one hour by boat to reach the island, which is visited by hundreds of tourist everyday. Found on @fromwhereidrone Drone photo by: Lugo Lugo

4/20/2017

“Hidden Beach”

 Islas Marietas, Mexico

20.703953, -105.566868

Check out this stunning drone photo of the “Hidden Beach” in Islas Marietas, Mexico.
The islands where the beach is located were created thousands of years ago by volcanic activity and are still uninhabited. It takes about one hour by boat to reach the island, which is visited by hundreds of tourist everyday.

Found on @fromwhereidrone

Drone photo by: Lugo Lugo


4/18/2017 Central Park New York, New York 40.783184, -73.965510 Check out Central Park in New York City from our recent helicopter flight with @nyonair. The park was established with 778 acres in 1857, but was expanded to its current size of 843 acres in 1873. In 2013, the space had roughly 40 million visitors, making it the most visited urban park in the United States.  

4/18/2017

Central Park

New York, New York

40.783184, -73.965510

Check out Central Park in New York City from our recent helicopter flight with @nyonair. The park was established with 778 acres in 1857, but was expanded to its current size of 843 acres in 1873. In 2013, the space had roughly 40 million visitors, making it the most visited urban park in the United States.

 


4/16/2017 Warracknabeal Victoria, Australia  -36.255902, 142.395859 Warracknabeal is a town located in the Australian state of Victoria, roughly 205 miles north-west of Melbourne. The small town of 2,745 people has a yearly Easter tradition called the “Y-Fest” that features activities such as a street parade, golf tournament, and waterski spectacular. Source imagery: NearMap

4/16/2017

Warracknabeal

Victoria, Australia 

-36.255902, 142.395859

Warracknabeal is a town located in the Australian state of Victoria, roughly 205 miles north-west of Melbourne. The small town of 2,745 people has a yearly Easter tradition called the “Y-Fest” that features activities such as a street parade, golf tournament, and waterski spectacular.

Source imagery: NearMap


4/15/2017 Øresund Bridge Copenhagen, Denmark 55.571592, 12.843175 Stretching nearly 5 miles, the Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. The bridge, which then becomes a tunnel, joins together two metropolitan areas - the Danish capital city, Copenhagen, and the Swedish city of Malmö. The bridge itself has a mass of 82,000 tonnes and supports two railway tracks and four road lanes. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/15/2017

Øresund Bridge

Copenhagen, Denmark

55.571592, 12.843175

Stretching nearly 5 miles, the Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. The bridge, which then becomes a tunnel, joins together two metropolitan areas - the Danish capital city, Copenhagen, and the Swedish city of Malmö. The bridge itself has a mass of 82,000 tonnes and supports two railway tracks and four road lanes.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/14/2017 Sarychev Peak Matua Island, Russia 48.090798, 153.199718 Sarychev Peak is located on Matua Island in the Kuril Islands of Russia. When the volcano erupted June on 11, 2009, the expulsion of debris caused significant interruption with air traffic between east Asia and North America. The eruption was also so great that astronauts aboard the International Space Station were able to photograph the plumes of ash and smoke rising from its cone as the force of its shock waves dispersed all clouds out of the line of sight. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/14/2017

Sarychev Peak

Matua Island, Russia

48.090798, 153.199718

Sarychev Peak is located on Matua Island in the Kuril Islands of Russia. When the volcano erupted June on 11, 2009, the expulsion of debris caused significant interruption with air traffic between east Asia and North America. The eruption was also so great that astronauts aboard the International Space Station were able to photograph the plumes of ash and smoke rising from its cone as the force of its shock waves dispersed all clouds out of the line of sight.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/13/2017 Superkilen Copenhagen, Denmark 55.699733°, 12.541789° Tomorrow I will be traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark for the first time! One place I definitely want to check out is Superkilen — a public park in the Nørrebro district of the city. The colorful space aims to celebrate global diversity, designed as a universal exposition with ideas and artifacts gathered from over 50 countries around the world. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/13/2017

Superkilen

Copenhagen, Denmark

55.699733°, 12.541789°

Tomorrow I will be traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark for the first time! One place I definitely want to check out is Superkilen — a public park in the Nørrebro district of the city. The colorful space aims to celebrate global diversity, designed as a universal exposition with ideas and artifacts gathered from over 50 countries around the world.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/12/2017 Fruit orchards Huelva, Spain 37.714546°, -6.532834° Fruit trees swirl on the hills of Huelva, Spain. The climate here is ideal for this growth with an average temperature of 17.8° C (64° F) and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/12/2017

Fruit orchards

Huelva, Spain

37.714546°, -6.532834°

Fruit trees swirl on the hills of Huelva, Spain. The climate here is ideal for this growth with an average temperature of 17.8° C (64° F) and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/11/2017 Mexico City Mexico City, Mexico 19.407452, -99.027845 With a population of 21.2 million people, Greater Mexico City is second-largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere. The Nezahualcoyotl District is seen here. By the 1990s Mexico City had become infamous as one of the world's most polluted cities, but has improved the air quality of the city drastically since to be roughly comparable to Los Angeles. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/11/2017

Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

19.407452, -99.027845

With a population of 21.2 million people, Greater Mexico City is second-largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere. The Nezahualcoyotl District is seen here. By the 1990s Mexico City had become infamous as one of the world's most polluted cities, but has improved the air quality of the city drastically since to be roughly comparable to Los Angeles.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe



4/10/2017 The Kufra Basin Libya 24.129228, 23.218823 The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world. The Libyan government enacted a plan in the 1970’s to enable agricultural cultivation in the desert by extracting water from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, a non-renewable source of fossil water located beneath the surface. Because the area receives only one inch of rain per year, the acquirer is now nearly dried up. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/10/2017

The Kufra Basin

Libya

24.129228, 23.218823

The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world. The Libyan government enacted a plan in the 1970’s to enable agricultural cultivation in the desert by extracting water from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, a non-renewable source of fossil water located beneath the surface. Because the area receives only one inch of rain per year, the acquirer is now nearly dried up.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/6/2017 Lamberts Point Pier 6 Norfolk, Virginia  36.875248962°, -76.320259862° Train cars filled with coal are stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Operated by the Norfolk Southern corporation, Lamberts Point Pier 6 is the largest coal-loading station in the Northern Hemisphere and serves at the temporary depot for the company’s fleet of 23,000 coal cars. Source imagery: NearMap  

4/6/2017

Lamberts Point Pier 6

Norfolk, Virginia 

36.875248962°, -76.320259862°

Train cars filled with coal are stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Operated by the Norfolk Southern corporation, Lamberts Point Pier 6 is the largest coal-loading station in the Northern Hemisphere and serves at the temporary depot for the company’s fleet of 23,000 coal cars.

Source imagery: NearMap

 


4/5/2017 Albenga Albenga, Italy 44.049985, 8.216569 Albenga is a city situated on the Gulf of Genoa in Italy. The economy of Albenga is primarily driven by tourism, local commerce, and agriculture. When viewing the town from above, it’s easy to see the amount of space dedicated to agriculture because of the widespread use of greenhouses or “plasticulture.“ The use of plastic covering is designed to increase produce yield, increase produce size, and shorten growth time. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/5/2017

Albenga

Albenga, Italy

44.049985, 8.216569

Albenga is a city situated on the Gulf of Genoa in Italy. The economy of Albenga is primarily driven by tourism, local commerce, and agriculture. When viewing the town from above, it’s easy to see the amount of space dedicated to agriculture because of the widespread use of greenhouses or “plasticulture.“ The use of plastic covering is designed to increase produce yield, increase produce size, and shorten growth time.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/4/2017 Bingham Canyon Mine Salt Lake City, Utah 40.523000, -112.151000 The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mine in Salt Lake City, Utah. At 2.5 miles wide and 0.6 miles deep, it is the largest man made excavation in the world. On April 10th, 2013, a landslide took place at the pit that was the single largest non-volcanic landslide to ever happen in North America. The amount of debris that fell into the mine was roughly equivalent to 1/6 of the volume of all humans alive on Earth. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/4/2017

Bingham Canyon Mine

Salt Lake City, Utah

40.523000, -112.151000

The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mine in Salt Lake City, Utah. At 2.5 miles wide and 0.6 miles deep, it is the largest man made excavation in the world. On April 10th, 2013, a landslide took place at the pit that was the single largest non-volcanic landslide to ever happen in North America. The amount of debris that fell into the mine was roughly equivalent to 1/6 of the volume of all humans alive on Earth.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/3/2017 Mount Fuji Japan 35.358056, 138.731111 Standing at 12,389 ft, Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. Fuji is an active volcano that last erupted December 16, 1707. The eruption did not result in any immediate deaths, but many people died as a result of the volcanic ash that significantly reduced agricultural production, causing many people to starve. It is estimated that between 200,000 and 400,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/3/2017

Mount Fuji

Japan

35.358056, 138.731111

Standing at 12,389 ft, Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. Fuji is an active volcano that last erupted December 16, 1707. The eruption did not result in any immediate deaths, but many people died as a result of the volcanic ash that significantly reduced agricultural production, causing many people to starve. It is estimated that between 200,000 and 400,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


4/2/2017 London London, England 51.498118, -0.126489 For the next two weeks, I’ll be exploring the city of London. Situated on the River Thames, the city is the world’s most-visited destination as measured by international arrivals and is recognized for having a diverse range of peoples and cultures. Today I’ll be in the upper half of this Overview to watch the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race, which runs for 4.2 miles along the river. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/2/2017

London

London, England

51.498118, -0.126489

For the next two weeks, I’ll be exploring the city of London. Situated on the River Thames, the city is the world’s most-visited destination as measured by international arrivals and is recognized for having a diverse range of peoples and cultures. Today I’ll be in the upper half of this Overview to watch the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race, which runs for 4.2 miles along the river.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe



4/1/2017 Area 51 Nevada, USA 37.235, -115.811111 BREAKING: The U.S. Government has just released highly classified documents pertaining to Area 51 - its research facility in Nevada, USA. The Secretary of Defense will be holding a press conference within the next 24 hours to address the media on the subject. Initial reports seem to suggest that the ex-classified documents detail the reverse engineering of extra-terrestrial technology including weaponry and vehicles. We'll keep you posted if we hear anything else today. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

4/1/2017

Area 51

Nevada, USA

37.235, -115.811111

BREAKING: The U.S. Government has just released highly classified documents pertaining to Area 51 - its research facility in Nevada, USA. The Secretary of Defense will be holding a press conference within the next 24 hours to address the media on the subject. Initial reports seem to suggest that the ex-classified documents detail the reverse engineering of extra-terrestrial technology including weaponry and vehicles. We'll keep you posted if we hear anything else today.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe


3/31/2017 Empire State Building  New York, New York 40.748334, -73.985523 This week I was fortunate enough to take a helicopter flight over NYC with the incredible crew at @nyonair. One of my favorite moments was when we flew over Midtown, allowing me to capture this gorgeous view of the Empire State Building. The structure is the second tallest building in the city, 5th tallest in the United States, and 34th tallest in the world standing at 1,454 feet, with 102 stories. Image taken by Micah Marshall

3/31/2017

Empire State Building 

New York, New York

40.748334, -73.985523

This week I was fortunate enough to take a helicopter flight over NYC with the incredible crew at @nyonair. One of my favorite moments was when we flew over Midtown, allowing me to capture this gorgeous view of the Empire State Building. The structure is the second tallest building in the city, 5th tallest in the United States, and 34th tallest in the world standing at 1,454 feet, with 102 stories.

Image taken by Micah Marshall


3/27/2017  Sand patterns in Salta  Salta, Argentina -22.821924, -65.030245 Sand patterns are seen here in Salta, Argentina. Salta is situated 3780 feet above sea level in the northwest part of the country. The palette of colors in the sand is caused for a variety of reasons. The red occurs from large amounts of iron in the sand that have broken down, and stained the sand a rust color. The black presumably occurs following volcanic activity. The white seen in this Overview is snow covering the tops of the mountains. Source imagery: DigitalGlobe

3/27/2017

 Sand patterns in Salta

 Salta, Argentina

-22.821924, -65.030245

Sand patterns are seen here in Salta, Argentina. Salta is situated 3780 feet above sea level in the northwest part of the country. The palette of colors in the sand is caused for a variety of reasons. The red occurs from large amounts of iron in the sand that have broken down, and stained the sand a rust color. The black presumably occurs following volcanic activity. The white seen in this Overview is snow covering the tops of the mountains.

Source imagery: DigitalGlobe