CNES, 1994 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 1994 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Frankfurt. Infrared satellite image of Frankfurt am Main, a city in west central Germany. North is at top. In the infrared range, green vegetation appears red, forests are brown, bare ground is green, buildings are light blue/grey and water is black. The Rhine-Main airport, one of the most important in Germany, is to the southwest of the city. The River Main flows westwards through the city from bottom right. The Main joins the River Rhine at the town of Mainz (at lower left). Frankfurt is a major manufacturing, financial, commercial, and transport centre. Image taken by the SPOT-2 satellite in July.
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