Nairobi from space
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the African city of Nairobi from space.
Over the last 30 years, the population of Nairobi has increased substantially, and the city now has over three million people.
As rural residents flock to the city, there are many economic benefits as well as environmental challenges.
In this photograph, the flat plains of Nairobi National Park contrast with the densely populated urban area.
The dark patch to the west of the city is the Ngong Forest, while the dark Karura Forest is visible in the north.
This image was captured on February 3, 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
Video Credit: European Space Agency