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Europe from space. Coloured satellite view of Europe. This is a mosaic of several cloud-free images of parts of Europe taken by NOAA weather satellites. The colours approximate to natural tones, and indicate different surface cover. In western Europe, the rich light and mid-green colours show pasture and arable land. The bluer greens of eastern Europe indicate thinner mountainous and tundra-type vegetation. The Mediterranean coast shows many brown, arid regions while northern Africa and the Middle East are covered by yellow desert. This mosaic shows Europe in summer, so very little snow is seen.
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