Today’s Video of the Day comes courtesy of the European Space Agency’s Earth from Space series and features a look at snow-covered St. Petersburg, Russia. The images shown were taken from the Sentinel-2A satellite.
Upon first glance, the photos appear to be in black and white, but they are actually in true-color. The abundance of snow and lack of vegetation during the winter allow for very little color to be seen.
Because the water has completely frozen over, ice breakers have carved out a route to and from the port of St. Petersburg. That way, boats can travel west through a channel in the St. Petersburg dam and out into the Gulf of Finland.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer