Crete and the Aegean Islands,

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Sun glints from space off Crete, another image from E Atlantic/N Africa/Mediterranean

A Rash of Fire in Canada and the Pacific Northwest

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

In mid-July a combination of lightning, parched forests, and hot temperatures fueled dozens of wildfires in Canada and the northwester.

Diamonds in the Sub-Arctic Rough

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Diamonds in the Sub-Arctic Rough Lac de Gras kimberlite field, about 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

Great Salt Desert, Iran

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

The great Okavango Delta in the Kalahari Desert

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Okavango Delta: This wetland in the interior of Botswana is an oasis for biodiversity in the midst of the arid Kalahari Desert.

Fires continued to fill the skies with smoke near Lake Baikal, Russia in July, 2014.

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Fires continued to fill the skies with smoke near Lake Baikal, Russia in July,

Typhoon Neoguri pounded Okinawa and other Western Pacific islands with torrential rain and damaging winds in mid-July 2014, en route to a likely landfall in Japan  on July 9, 2014.

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Typhoon Neoguri pounded Okinawa and other Western Pacific islands with torrential rain and damaging winds in mid-July en route to a likely landfall in Japan on July

as the Sun was setting over the North Sea, in this fleeting view from June 15, 2014, the coast of southern Norway is outlined near the horizon.

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Coastlines of the Southern Baltic Sea (NASA, International Space Station,

The Caribbean Sea in the early morning hours of July 15, photographed this north-looking panorama that includes parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, and even runs into several other areas in the southeastern U.S. The long stretch of lights to the left of center frame gives the shape of Miami.

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

From the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, flying some 225 nautical miles above the Caribbean Sea in the early morning hours of July NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman photographed this north-looking panorama.

The effects of California's severe multiyear drought

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

The effects of California's severe multiyear drought

Hanhowuz Reservoir, Turkmenistan

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Massive Engineering Project Seen from Space. The Hanhowuz Reservoir of Turkmenistan seen on April This manmade lake enables the farming of water-thirsty crops like cotton in the desert, but has contributed to the rapid shrinking of the Aral Sea.

Dust Plume Over the Red Sea

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Guadalupe Island and the Von Karman cloud vortices

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

From 400 km above Earth ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took this picture of an unidentified island as the International Space Station flew by at 28 800 km/h.

Tropical Storm Nine (09W) over Guam

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Summer flood of Kalahari desert, sand blanket over the Atlantic and the making of a super typhoon are among the images captured by ESA and Nasa satellites last month

Saharan Dust on the Move

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Saharan Dust on the Move : Image of the Day : NASA Earth Observatory

A long stream of dust and sand crossed the Atlantic Ocean in late June, 2014, bringing a tan haze to parts of South America and the United States.

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

A long stream of dust and sand crossed the Atlantic Ocean in late June, bringing a tan haze to parts of South America and the United States.

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