7/14/2016

Bastille Day

Paris, France

48.8738°N 2.2950°E

 

Today is Bastille Day or La Fête National as its known in France. The holiday commemorates the start of the French Revolution which began in 1789 with the Storming of the Bastille, a fortress and prison. In modern times, the day's most celebrated event is a military parade through Paris that begins at the Arc de Triomphe - seen in this Overview - and ends at Place de la Concorde. Joyeux Quatorze Juliet!



  7/13/2016 Suez Canal Container Terminal Port Said, Egypt 31°12′41.18″N 32°21′25.60″E   We’re excited to announce that we’ve been working with Terra Bella — a Google company —to create some beautiful new imagery. This timelapse shows ships moving through and docking at the Suez Canal Container Terminal in Port Said, Egypt. Situated at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal, the facility serves as a key export center for Egyptian products like cotton and rice, and is an important fueling station for ships passing through the waterway. /// Source imagery from Terra Bella

 

7/13/2016

Suez Canal Container Terminal

Port Said, Egypt

31°12′41.18″N 32°21′25.60″E

 

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been working with Terra Bella — a Google company —to create some beautiful new imagery. This timelapse shows ships moving through and docking at the Suez Canal Container Terminal in Port Said, Egypt. Situated at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal, the facility serves as a key export center for Egyptian products like cotton and rice, and is an important fueling station for ships passing through the waterway. /// Source imagery from Terra Bella


 

7/10/2016

Stade de France

Saint Denis, France

48°55′28″N 2°21′36″E

 

In a less than an hour, France will square off against Portugal in the finals of Euro 2016 — the championship tournament of European football (soccer) that takes place every four years. The match will be played in Stade de France, the nation’s largest stadium that has a seating capacity of 81,338. Enjoy the game!


 

7/8/2016

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10°46′36.8″N 106°42′02.9″E 

 

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with more than 10 million residents in its metropolitan area. Formerly known as Saigon, the city is expected to grow to 13.9 million by 2025. This stunning photo was sent to us by @imnardzval.


 

7/7/2016

Lebrija 1 Solar Power Plant

Lebrija, Spain

37.007977710°, -6.049280818°

 

The Lebrija 1 Solar Power Plant in Lebrija, Spain is comprised of approximately 170,000 individual mirrors installed on 6,048 parabolic troughs. If placed next to one another, the troughs would extend for 60 kilometers.

 


 

After five years of travel to Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered into the massive planet's orbit late last night. For a sense of scale, the Great Red Spot you can see here at right is far larger than all of planet Earth! Jupiter was most likely the first planet formed after our sun and the technology aboard Juno could lead us to have a better understanding of the origins of our solar system. This Overview was created from a composite of imagery fro the Hubble Telescope that shows the entire surface of the planet at once.

The focus of Daily Overview is usually on Earth, but this exciting event inspired us to look outwards for a moment, rather than back at ourselves. Beyond changing the way we see our planet, we believe an inquisitive gaze into the greater universe that surrounds us can do wonders for our yearning to explore and to help us find the perspective that we need.

Image courtesy of NASA


 

6/4/2016

Statue of Liberty

New York City, USA

40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W

 

Happy Fourth of July! The incredible shot shows the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The colossal copper structure depicts a robed female figure — Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty — who bears a torch and a tablet upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence — July 4, 1776. The statue is an American icon of freedom and a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. We hope everyone in the US has had a fantastic holiday weekend! Photograph by Jeffrey Milstein


 

7/2/2016

Jeongwang-dong

Ansan, South Korea

37.336147372°, 126.718586767°

 

Jeongwang-dong is an industrial sector in the city of Ansan, South Korea. The Korean government intensively drove a plan to develop the modern city, particularly in this area, with an emphasis on manufacturing. The striking blue color that you see here results from the use of aluminum roofing, which is used for its low cost and longevity.


  Check out this incredible overview from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. This shot captures the Euro 2016 Fan Zone at Champ de Mars and was taken by our friend Kayla Bernardino. The quarterfinals of the tournament are currently underway with a match today between Wales and Belgium. If you are ever in Paris, the Eiffel Tower offers the highest vantage point in the city, rising 1,063 feet (324 meters).

 

Check out this incredible overview from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. This shot captures the Euro 2016 Fan Zone at Champ de Mars and was taken by our friend Kayla Bernardino. The quarterfinals of the tournament are currently underway with a match today between Wales and Belgium. If you are ever in Paris, the Eiffel Tower offers the highest vantage point in the city, rising 1,063 feet (324 meters).


 

6/30/2016

Trujillo, Peru

8°6′43.2″S 79°1′43.68″W

 

Trujillo is the second largest city in Peru with slightly less than 800,000 residents in its urban area. España Avenue - the circular road that is visible at the center of this Overview - contains the city’s monument area and also traces the historic outline of the defensive wall that was constructed around the city in 1786.


 

Our thoughts are with the people of Istanbul today, following a gruesome terrorist attack that took place yesterday at the city’s main airport. Istanbul is the largest metropolitan area in Turkey, with a population of more than 14 million people. This Overview was captured at night from the International Space Station and is courtesy of NASA.