Earth from Space: Budapest, Hungary

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 01:00:00 GMT
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Budapest, the capital and most populous city in Hungary, is visible in this image captured by the...

Budapest, the capital and most populous city in Hungary, is visible in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

Click on the image below to explore it in its full 10 m resolution.

Budapest, which covers an area of around 525 sq km, lies at the centre of the Carpathian Basin, in central Hungary.

In this image, captured on 28 July 2020, Budapest appears reddish in colour in the centre and the city is surrounded by green and beige coloured fields.

Budapest is divided from north to south by the Danube River, the second-longest river in Europe, and it can be seen meandering through the city.

The river acts as a natural barrier dividing the city into Buda and Pest, with Buda being on the western, hillier side of the city and Pest on the eastern side.

In the left of the image, the dark patch of greenery is the Normafa hilltop park mainly known for its panoramic scenery.

Hungary's most important crops include corn, wheat, barley, potatoes and sunflower seeds.

This allows for Sentinel-2 to provide images that can be used to distinguish between different crop types as well as data on numerous plant indices, such as leaf area index, leaf chlorophyll content and leaf water content - all of which are essential to accurately monitor plant growth.

This image is also featured on the Earth from Space video programme.

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