4/25/2016

Songjeong Dong

Busan, South Korea

35.0931874, 128.849009

 

The colorful roofs of Songjeong-dong - an industrial district in Busan, South Korea - are seen in this Overview. The striking colors that you see here result from the use of aluminum roofing, which is used for its low cost and longevity.


 

4/24/2016

Port Everglades

Broward County, Florida, USA

26.087165531°, -80.119158315°

 

Massive cruises ships are anchored at Port Everglades in Broward County, Florida, United States. The facility is the third busiest cruise port in the world with 3.6 million passengers passing through each year. In total, the worldwide cruising industry accounts for $29.4 billion USD with more than 19 million passengers traveling each year.

 



 

In many countries around the world April 22 is recognized as Earth Day and that certainly means a lot to us at Daily Overview. Our project was inspired by and gets its name from an idea known as the Overview Effect. This phrase refers to the profound emotional sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down at our Earth from space. From a distant vantage point, they have the chance to appreciate our home as a whole, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once.

This photograph is one of the first to capture a full Overview of Earth, taken by astronaut Bill Anders during NASA's Apollo 8 mission in December, 1968.

We hope after more than two years of Overview posts we have inspired a similarly powerful perspective of our planet and the impact that we have here. Starting today and throughout the week, we’ll also be doing a takeover on the Greenpeace Instagram feed, providing our unique vantage point to show different examples of what human impact looks like and how important it is to protect our planet. So here's to a great Earth Day and to the treasure that is our one and only home.

Image courtesy of @NASA

 


 

4/21/2016

Windsor Castle

Windsor, England, UK

51°29′0″N 000°36′15″W

 

Today Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday. Windsor Castle, located in English county of Berkshire and seen in this Overview, is one of her official residences and her preferred weekend destination. More than 500 people live and work in Windsor Castle, making it the largest inhabited castle in the world.


 

4/20/2016

Heerhugowaard

Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

52°40′N 4°50′E

 

Heerhugowaard, Netherlands is home to roughly 55,000 people. Because of extensive peat extraction and storm floods, many lakes developed in the region, including the one on which the town located. The reclaimed land of Heerhugowaard is situated three meters below sea level.


 

4/18/2016

Murmansk

Murmansk, Russia

68°58′N 33°05′E

 

Murmansk is a city located in the extreme northwest of Russia. With a population of nearly 300,000, it is the largest establishment north of the Arctic Circle. The record low temperature here is a blistering -39.4 degrees celsius (-38.9 degrees fahrenheit).


 

4/15/2016

Selkirk Yard

Selkirk, New York, USA

42°33′17″N 73°50′14″W

 

Selkirk Yard is a freight railroad yard located eight miles south of Albany, New York that serves as a gateway to points east of the Hudson River, including New York City. Using computerized controls, the yard can process more than 3,200 cars per day.


 

4/13/2016

Plain of Fucino

Abruzzo, Italy

42.0043709, 13.5290608

 

The plain of Fucino in the Abruzzo region of Italy is commonly recognized for the quality of the vegetables that are grown here - in particular the potatoes, carrots, and radishes. What is now an entire plain filled with farms was once Fucine Lake, the third largest lake in Italy. The lake was drained in 1877 to make agricultural development possible here, an area that is now responsible for roughly 25% of the agricultural production in the region.


 

4/12/2016

Grand Canyon

Arizona, USA

36°06′N 112°06′W

 

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona in the United States. The geological wonder is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, and attains a depth of 6,093 feet (1,857 meters) at it’s deepest point. Recent studies suggest that the river established its course through the area roughly 5 or 6 million years ago and has continuously expanded the size of the canyon and exposed nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history since then.


  4/11/2016 Denver International Airport Denver, Colorado, USA 39°51′42″N 104°40′23″W   Denver International Airport in Colorado covers more than 33,000 acres (52 square miles), making it is the largest airport in the United States by total land area. The facility is the 18th-busiest airport in the world and the 6th busiest in the United States by passenger traffic with more than 54 million passengers.

 

4/11/2016

Denver International Airport

Denver, Colorado, USA

39°51′42″N 104°40′23″W

 

Denver International Airport in Colorado covers more than 33,000 acres (52 square miles), making it is the largest airport in the United States by total land area. The facility is the 18th-busiest airport in the world and the 6th busiest in the United States by passenger traffic with more than 54 million passengers.