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Northern Europe. Simulated panoramic satellite image of northern Europe taken from low Earth orbit, created using a cloud-free mosaic of satellite images. Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, northern Germany and Denmark are in the foreground, with Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic states stretching off to the horizon. The wide field of view stretches from the North Atlantic Ocean in the west, with the Faroe Islands and Iceland, across the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Russian plains in the east. In the background, stars are shown in their correct position, colour and relative brightness, using data from a star catalogue.
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