Satellite view of Reykjavik Iceland Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Center features the small capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Known for its stunning natural wonders such as volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, and hot springs, Iceland is a very popular tourist destination.
This image, which was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, is centered around Reykjavik and the port town of Akranes located 20 kilometers north. Reykjavik is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay. The site of what is today Reykjavik was settled since the medieval times, but there was no urban development until the end of the 18th century.
The eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano is so vibrant it can be seen from space, and satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above the ground have captured images of the eruption from orbit. Also small in comparison to other recent eruptions in Iceland, the event was bright and large enough for NASA and NOAA satellites to observe it and as shown above is the Satellite view of Reykjavik Iceland and the different colors of terrain and ocean coasted along side.
Video Credit: ESA