Henderson Island in the South Pacific Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look at Henderson Island located in the South Pacific Ocean.
Henderson Island has been named a UN World Heritage site and is also one of the world’s biggest marine reserves. But sadly, even though it is completely uninhabited, the island is one of the most plastic polluted places on Earth.
These images were captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite. The remote island of Henderson—a tiny dot in the South Pacific Ocean—lies approximately halfway between New Zealand and Chile. It is one of four islands that make up the Pitcairn Group. It was here, in 1789, the mutineers of the HMS Bounty sought safe heaven, eventually settling on the island of Pitcairn, located some 190 km away from Henderson.
Henderson Island (Pitcairn Islands) In 1902 Henderson was annexed to the Pitcairn Islands colony, now a South Pacific British Overseas Territory. It was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1988. In 1902 Henderson was added to the Pitcairn Islands colony. The Pitcairn Islands are a South Pacific British Overseas Territory. United Nations made it a World Heritage Site by the in 1988. Archaeological evidence suggests that a small permanent Polynesian settlement existed on Henderson at some time between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.
Video Credit: European Space Agency