Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter

Posts tagged London

Outskirts of London and Southend-on-Sea by Thames Estuary, United Kingdom – July 26th, 2011

51.5N 0.7E

July 26th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

UK - July 25th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the southeastern shores of England, United Kingdom. Partially visible as a white area at the far left are the city of London and its outskirts.

The River Thames can be seen flowing through the city and later widening into the Thames Estuary. The bright white area on the northern shores of the estuary is the city of Southend-on-Sea.

London and Sediments from the River Thames, United Kingdom

51.5N 0.1W

May 9th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 2nd, 2011

The River Thames meanders its way through London, visible as a large grey area in the lower left quadrant, flows through the Thames Estuary, and into the North Sea.

Dense sediments carried by the river line the shores of the estuary and flow out into the sea, gradually appearing greener in color as they disperse.


Condensation Trails Over London and River Thames, United Kingdom

51.5N 0.7E

October 26th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Rivers, Sediments

UK - October 21st, 2010

Linear white condensation trails (or contrails) are visible in the air above London (left edge), the River Thames and the Thames Estuary, in England. Sediments from the river fill the estuary and pour out into the North Sea.

The condensation trails are white lines of clouds that form when water molecules cluster around airplane exhaust. The ones visible here are mostly likely from planes flying to or from one of London’s airports.

Sediments from the Rivers Severn and Thames, United Kingdom – July 6th, 2010

51.5N 0.1W

July 6th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - June 28th, 2010

United Kingdom - June 28th, 2010

Sediments spill forth from the Rivers Severn and Thames in the United Kingdom. Those from the Severn, on the west coast, are bright tan in color, coloring the waters of the Severn Estuary and much of the Bristol Channel.

A lesser quantity of sediments is being released from the Thames, on the east coast, although the Thames Estuary is still greenish in color. By following the river inland, London, the capital of the United Kingdom, can be observed as a brownish area amidst the surrounding green landscape.

London on the River Thames in England, United Kingdom

51.5N 0.1W

June 14th, 2010 Category: Rivers

England - February 19th, 2010

England - February 19th, 2010

England is located in the southern part of the island of Great Britain, excluding Wales. It has an area of 50,351 sq mi (130,410 sq km) and a population (2001) of about 49,138,831. It is the largest constituent unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The capital is London, visible on the left in this image, along the River Thames.