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Santiago

-33.450000°,-70.666667° - Planet

Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile, as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. Situated in a valley between the Andes Mountains and the Chilean Coast Range, the city is home to more than 5.2 million people. As Santiago has grown, its position in this valley — known as the Santiago Basin — has caused it to experience high levels of trapped air pollution and smog.

Antarctic Sea Ice Melt

-65.539300°,101.884100° - Maxar

Sea ice breaks apart in various block sizes roughly 40 miles (64 kilometers) off the coast of Antarctica. Antarctic sea ice extends far north in the winter and retreats almost to the coastline every summer. In the 1980s, Antarctica lost 40 billion tons (36.3 billion metric tons) of ice every year. In the last decade, that figure was estimated at a staggering 252 billion tons (229 billion metric tons) per year.

Cranberry Bogs

41.914292°,-70.792761° - Nearmap

If you put cranberries on your Thanksgiving turkey today, there’s a chance they came from these bogs in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Cranberries are a Native American wetland fruit that are grown on low-lying vines, floating in beds of water layered with sand, peat, gravel, and clay. Coincidentally, the town of Plymouth is also the site of the colony founded by the Pilgrims in 1620 and was the home to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. Happy Thanksgiving from Daily Overview!

Fafan Zone

9.493153°,43.105028° - Planet

Agricultural fields surround several small villages in the Fafan Zone of Ethiopia. Located on Ethiopia’s eastern border with Somalia, this region contains some small cities but is mostly agrarian. Farmers here raise livestock and grow cereals like sorghum, maize and teff—a grass native to the Horn of Africa.

Istanbul

41.013611°,28.955000° - Planet

Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey with roughly 15.5 million residents. As seen in this Overview, it is a transcontinental city - straddling both sides of the Bosporus Strait between Europe and Asia. Istanbul’s strategic position between the Black and Mediterranean Seas has made the city a gateway for the spread of people, goods, and ideas throughout its history.

Willemstad, Netherlands

51.691944°,4.437778° - Maxar

Willemstad is a city of 3,125 in the Noord-Brabant province of the Netherlands. Its historic center lies within a 17th century star fort on the south bank of the Hollands Diep river. Willemstad is the namesake for the capital city of Curaçao, an island country in the Dutch Caribbean.

San Francisco Low Angle

37.777500°,-122.416389° - Maxar

This breathtaking Overview captures the city of San Francisco, California and the surrounding 'Bay Area' like you've never seen it before! DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite was a remarkable 800 miles away over the Pacific Ocean when this image was captured. The focal length of the satellite camera is 32 times longer than a standard DSLR camera, making a view like this possible. Within the frame, many of the city's landmarks are visible, including the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, and Golden Gate Park.

Venice, Italy

45.437500°,12.335833° - Maxar

Venice, Italy, is situated upon 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. The Grand Canal—the city’s 2.4-mile-long (3.9 km) central waterway lined by 170 buildings—is visible in this Overview. With water so central to the city, Venice is already starting to feel the impacts of rising tides and sea levels. Living by water is the norm for most urban dwellers, with 90 percent of major urban areas situated on the coast of a major body of water.

Antarctic Sea Ice Melt 2021

-75.250973°,-0.071389° - Maxar

Large chunks of sea ice break away from the coast of Antarctica. This Overview was captured on April 22, 2021. In the 1980s, Antarctica lost 40 billion tons (36.3 billion metric tons) of ice each year. In the last decade, that figure was estimated at a staggering 252 billion tons (229 billion metric tons) per year.

Anhui and Henan Provinces

33.846370°,115.780616° - Airbus Space

Towns and cities are scattered across China's Anhui and Henan provinces, resembling stars in the night sky. Several cities can be seen from this perspective, including Bozhou (center), Huaibei (right), Shangqui (top), and Fuyang (bottom). Altogether, more than 160 million people live in these two provinces—61 million in Anhui and 99 million in Henan.

Sausalito Yachts

37.858514°,-122.482613° - Nearmap

Boats are docked at a marina on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California. Located just across the Golden Gate Strait from San Francisco, Sausalito is a town of roughly 7,000 residents with a picturesque location that inspired “Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay,” by Otis Redding—a song he wrote while he staying on a houseboat here in 1967.

Sossusvlei

-24.733333°,15.366667° - Maxar

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan located on the edge of the Namib Desert in Namibia. The reddish sand dunes of the desert seen here are among the tallest in the world, with many rising more than 656 feet (200 metres) in height. This image shows approximately 300 square kilometres (116 square miles) of Sossusvlei.

Sete Cidades

37.861671°,-25.793875° - Airbus Space

The Sete Cidades Massif occupies the far western end of São Miguel Island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Covering 42 square miles (110 square km), it comprises a central volcano and lake-filled caldera with depths ranging from 660 feet (200 m) to 1,600 feet (500 m). In the center of the massif is a village of the same name with nearly 800 inhabitants.

Museum of Pop Culture

47.621500°,-122.348611° - Nearmap

The Museum of Pop Culture (also known as MoPOP) is a nonprofit museum in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to contemporary popular culture. Founded in 2000, it contains exhibits on fantasy, horror cinema, video games, science fiction, music and more. The museum’s unique, 140,000-square-foot (13,000 sq. meter) structure was designed by architect Frank Gehry.

Teton County Farms

47.946884°,-111.559321° - Planet

Farm fields form an interesting grid pattern in Teton County, Montana, USA. In the bottom-left of this Overview is the small town of Dutton, considered the “Wheat Capital of Montana” for its many wheat farms and grain elevators. Just 303 people live in Dutton and about 6,200 total reside in Teton County.

Alderney

49.713007°,-2.205775° - Airbus Space

Alderney is the northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. It is 3 square miles (8 square km) in area and home to just over 2,000 people. A majority of the population lives in Saint Anne, Alderney’s main town and capital.

Bertioga

-23.721107°,-45.866850° - Maxar

Rainforest surrounds a neighborhood of Bertioga, Brazil, roughly 50 miles (80 km) southeast of São Paulo. Bertioga has a population of about 56,000, but its location between resort towns on the Atlantic Ocean causes its population to fluctuate greatly from season to season. Within the municipality is 23,010 acres (9,312 hectares) of the Restinga de Bertioga State Park, a protected area for mangroves, dense rainforest, and restinga — a distinct type of tropical broadleaf forest endemic to eastern Brazil.

Melrose Park

-32.016664°,69.955090° - Maxar Technologies

Melrose Park is a residential community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The neighborhood is planned with streets in eight concentric octagons and contains 1,975 households.

Clew Bay

53.412910°,-8.243890° - Airbus Space

Clew Bay, a natural ocean bay in County Mayo, contains Ireland’s most extensive display of sunken drumlins. Drumlins are elongated, teardrop-shaped hills formed by moving glacier ice, and sunken drumlins are those now partially underwater. The islands of Clew Bay—approximately 360 altogether—date back at least 20,000 years, when much of Ireland was covered by an ice sheet.

Awaza, Turkmenistan

39.974626°,52.828381° - Maxar

Luxury resorts line the coast of the Caspian Sea in Awaza, Turkmenistan. Located about 7.5 miles (12 km) west of the city of Turkmenbashi, this special tourist zone constructed its first hotel in 2004 and now has at least 22 hotels and resorts. Due to its remote location and ultra-modern architecture, Awaza has been called the “least-known and most peculiar beach resort in the world.”