The Währing District in northwestern Vienna, Austria, is home to roughly 52,000 people and is captured in this Overview. It contains several parks including Türkenschanzpark, one of the largest in the city and the site of Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Währing is a predominantly residential district with a number of wealthy neighborhoods.
Hastings Island is one of more than 800 islands in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. Seen here with the smaller South Phipps and Barwell islands, Hastings is covered by dense mangrove jungle and has white sandy beaches on its western side. The Mergui Archipelago is one of Asia’s last virtually untouched island regions, sparsely populated by indigenous people and visited by only a couple thousand tourists per year.
Hundreds of pivot irrigation circles surround the town of Center, Colorado. Located on the border of Rio Grande and Saguache counties, about one-third of the town’s industry is based in agriculture or grocery wholesaling. The circles form when lines of sprinklers, powered by electric motors, rotate 360 degrees to evenly irrigate crops.
Check out this awesome drone shot of the Grand Canal flowing through Venice, Italy. One of the major water-traffic corridors in the city, the Grand Canal is 2.4 miles (3.8 km) long, between 98 and 295 feet (30-90 m) wide, and has an average depth of 16 feet (5 m). Near the top of this image — where the canal bends — we can see the famous Ponte di Rialto, a 16th-century stone pedestrian bridge and major Venetian tourist attraction.
The Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, situated on the border of Nevada and Arizona. Standing 726.4 feet (221.4 m) tall and 1,244 feet (376 m) long, it impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. Construction of the Hoover Dam between 1931 and 1936 served as a massive public works project of the Great Depression, employing thousands of workers — in fact, when the dam was authorized, nearly 20,000 unemployed individuals flocked to Las Vegas (a city of just 5,000 at the time) in hopes of finding work.
The Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri o te Moana) is a mountain range that extends along much of the length of New Zealand’s South Island. This Overview, captured by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station, shows the range’s highest elevation areas including Aoraki / Mount Cook, the nation’s highest point at 12,218 feet (3,724 m) above sea level. To the east of the Southern Alps is a series of turquoise glacial lakes — the three seen here are Lake Tekapo (top), Lake Pukaki, and Lake Ohau (bottom).
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) is the primary international airport serving India’s Mumbai Metropolitan Area. It has three terminals and two runways spread across 1,850 acres (750 hectares) in the suburbs of Santacruz and Sahar Village. BOM is the second busiest airport in the nation by total passenger traffic, serving 49.8 million travelers in 2018.
The Atocha Railway Station is the largest train station in Madrid, Spain. The facility serves as a hub for commuter trains, intercity and regional trains from the south, and AVE high-speed trains. In 1992, the station’s original terminal building was converted into a concourse with shops, a nightclub, and a 43,055-square-foot (4,000 square meter) tropical botanical garden.
Île d'Oléron is an island off the west coast of France in the Bay of Biscay. It is known worldwide for its many salt marshes and oyster farms, which can be seen here along the island’s southern coast. Oléron has about 21,000 inhabitants and is the second largest island in Metropolitan France, after Corsica, with an area of 67 square miles (174 square km).
Kawah Ijen is a stratovolcano in the East Java Province of Indonesia. It has a 0.6-mile-wide (1 km) turquoise-colored acidic crater lake, which is the site of a major sulfur mining operation. At night, when sulfuric gases make contact with fresh air, electric blue flames can be seen rising from volcano up to 16 feet (5 m) high.
A clover leaf interchange connects the King Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd roads in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The city’s extensive highway network is strategically important to its oil industry and local population; however, as car ownership in Saudi Arabia has soared in recent years, roads have become congested at peak times.
Grammichele is located on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. The town was constructed in 1693 with a distinctive hexagonal street plan after an earthquake destroyed the nearby old town of Occhialà. Grammichele is home to about 13,000 people.
May the Fourth be with you! Wadi Rum is a village in Jordan that has been populated by humans since prehistoric times (8th century BC). Early inhabitants left their mark in the form of rock paintings, which have been thoroughly analyzed by historians. The area has also served as a film set for many movies, including “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
An array of colors can be seen in the wetlands of Cambridge Gulf, located on the north coast of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. The western shore of the gulf, shown here, is backed by sandstone hills and fringed with colonies of mangroves and mudflats, which appear when the tide is low. Cambridge Gulf experiences two large tidal flows per day between 23 and 30 feet (7-9 meters).
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada, and the US state of New York. Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three, is seen here. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 meters).
Boats are docked at a residential pier in Marina del Rey, California. Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the port is North America’s largest small-craft harbor, capable of housing more than 5,000 boats. In addition to pleasure craft, Marina del Rey is frequented used by Catalina Island ferries, commercial fishing vessels, and whale watching boats.
A stream carrying bright orange silt meets the North Atlantic Ocean near the town of Hvolsvöllur, Iceland. Many tributaries like this one can be seen along the southern coast of the country, fed by several massive glaciers and glacial lakes further inland. Roughly 11% of Iceland’s land area is covered by glaciers, the largest of which — Vatnajökull — contains about as much water as 1.7 billion swimming pools.
Balduina is a residential neighborhood in the Municipio XIX of Rome, Italy. Situated on the southern side of Monte Mario at 456 feet (139 meters) above sea level, it is highest part of the city. Modern Balduina began with a few elegant villas around 1909, and a much bigger expansion occurred after World War II with a boom of typical Roman Palazzines — four- or five-story buildings, divided into apartments.
New Delhi serves as the capital of India and is home to more than 21 million residents in its metro area. Officially inaugurated in February 1931, the city was planned by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. Their design centered around two promenades -- the Rajpath and the Janpath -- that run perpendicular to each other and intersect here at center.
Moscow is the capital and most populous city in Russia, with about 13 million residents it its city limits and more than 20 million in its metropolitan area. The city is organized into five concentric transportation rings that surround the Kremlin, all of which can be seen here. Moscow sits on the Moskva River, which is connected by canal to the Volga River, ultimately giving the capital city access to five seas: the White Sea, Baltic Sea, Caspian Sea, Sea of Azov, and the Black Sea.