Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the coastal city of Valencia as it appears from space on August 9, 2017.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
The region is famous for its diverse and stunning landscapes which include beaches, mountains, wetlands, and semi-arid desert within an area of just 25,000 square kilometers.
Valencia is not only culturally significant, but is also important economically. The Port of Valencia is the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea and the fifth busiest in Europe. Consorcio Espacial Valenciano – Val Space Consortium was created in March 2010 with the aim of combining all efforts that the Valencian Community entities hold in the space sector and in order to increase their projection and international competitiveness.
Through the collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and other Spanish and international institutions, Val Space Consortium aims to carry out research activities and the provision of services to enable the European economic and social development in the space sector. You can find here the flyer of the ESA-VSC laboratories. As seen above in the video is Valencia from Space showing the large range of the country showing the large amount of land and terrain. Also making it one of the largest cities for tourists.
The video is part of the ESA’s Earth from Space series.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency