4/9/2016

Whakaari / White Island

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

37°31′S 177°11′E

 

Whakaari, also known as White Island, is an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the North Island of New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty. Whakaari is New Zealand's most active volcano, and has been built up by continuous eruptions over the past 150,000 years. The island is approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter and rises to a height of 321 m (1,053 ft) above sea level.


 

4/8/2016

Gardens of Versailles

Versailles, France

48°48′29″N 2°6′30″E

 

The Gardens of Versailles are situated across 2,000 acres of land behind the Palace of Versailles, 19 kilometers (12 miles) outside of Paris. The grounds are landscaped in the classic French garden style, including one section known as The Orangerie - an area seen here at the upper right that contains more than one thousand (primarily orange) trees.

 


 

For your daily dose of perspective, here is a photograph of the space shuttle Endeavour, lifting through the clouds during its final launch in May 2011. The photograph was captured from a nearby NASA shuttle training aircraft.

Source imagery: NASA


 

4/6/2016

Cloverleaf interchange

Doha, Qatar

25.1746896, 51.326337

 

A cloverleaf interchange is constructed on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. The objective of a cloverleaf is to allow two highways to cross without the need to stop traffic.


 

4/5/2016

Östermalm

Stockholm, Sweden

59.337571142°, 18.088175782°

 

Östermalm is one of the largest districts in Stockholm, Sweden and contains the city’s most expensive real estate. The Swedish capital is spread across fourteen islands and has a population of 850,000 in its urban area.



 

4/4/2016

Itaipu Reservoir

Brazil / Paraguay

-25.3056276, -54.420162

 

Agricultural fields line the shores of the Itaipu Reservoir—a body of water that forms the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The area’s tropical climate makes it an ideal place to grow sugarcane, coffee, tea, and cotton.


  4/2/2016 Industrial buildings Westminster, California, USA 33.7402928, -118.031207   Industrial buildings cover approximately one square mile in Westminster, a city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California, USA. The complex includes numerous warehouses, a roller skating rink, and multiple engineering facilities.

 

4/2/2016

Industrial buildings

Westminster, California, USA

33.7402928, -118.031207

 

Industrial buildings cover approximately one square mile in Westminster, a city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California, USA. The complex includes numerous warehouses, a roller skating rink, and multiple engineering facilities.


 

4/1/2016

Loch Ness

Inverness, Scotland

57.399621, -4.340859

 

We think we’ve spotted something unusual on the surface of Loch Ness in Scotland. The lake extends for approximately 23 miles (37 km) and is well-known as the possible home to “Nessie” - reportedly a massive sea monster resembling a plesiosaur. While water visibility is exceptionally low at the lake because of high peat content in the surrounding soil, our Overview perspective does not suffer from the same limitations and picked up this figure in imagery from 2014. 


 

3/31/2016

Lyon

Lyon, France,

45.7626909, 4.8390297

 

The city of Lyon is the third largest city in France and is situated at the convergence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. A section of the city, split by the Rhône, is seen in this Overview. Lyon is often recognized as the birthplace of cinema - pioneered by the Lumière brothers here in 1895 - as well as a major culinary center.

 


 

3/30/2016

Fes el Bali

Fes, Morocco

34°03′40″N 04°58′40″W
 

Fes el Bali is the oldest walled part in the city of Fes, Morocco. With a total population of 156,000, the area is believed to be the biggest car-free urban neighborhood in the world due its narrow streets that are only two feet wide in some sections.