Top satellite-based observations of June 2022

Highlights of June 2022

Here’s a summary of our observations from last month. On June 8th we celebrated World Oceans Day. We should take this as an opportunity to think about how to prevent pollution and save oceanic ecosystems. This month we could also observe many wildfires worldwide caused by the pervasive high temperatures and droughts. Other well-visible observations include explosive activities of volcanos such as Dukono, Etna and Sabancaya.

Beautiful view of the British Virgin Islands on the North Atlantic Ocean – view on the map
Massive Pipeline Fire in Flagstaff Arizona. The fire started on June 12th in the morning – view on the map
Clouds of smoke are visible from the volcanic activity of Etna. About 15km long line when measured from the source – view on the map
Image of Black Fire in the Gila National Forest in southwest New Mexico.
Image of wildfire in Marmaris Turkey – view on the map
Examples of the latest visible changes in satellite images

Satellite images allow you to monitor recent changes over the years. Below you can see the reconstruction of the Sokhna port, the largest hub port in the Red Sea, in the last 3 years. Other noticeable changes were visible in the location of Pangong Tso. It’s bisected by the international border between India and Tibet. You can monitor this spot and the occurring construction of a new bridge parallel to the first one on upcoming satellite images, using our platform.

Here are the changes observed in Sokhna port over the last 3 years – view on the map.
Changes in Pangong Tso – construction of a parallel bridge – view on the map.

During the beginning of June, rivers reached extremely high levels causing flooding in at least 6 locations in Montana US including Livingston. Thanks to satellite images we are able to compare the current state of water levels, with the one from 3 months before. The same thing goes for the explosive activity of the Sabancaya volcano over the last 2 months.

Flooding in Livingston in Montana US – view on the map.



Sabancaya Volcano in Peru continues its explosive activity – view on the map.
Image of Gryfia shipyard in Szczecin – home of the ship Canopée – view on the map.
Active Dukono volcano on Halmahera Island in Indonesia – view on the map.
Rosia Montana – once a site listed among Europe’s 7 Most Endangered, now this ancient mining landscape is on World Heritage Tentative List – view on the map.


Multiple fires on June’s satellite image of Sievierodonetsk in Ukraine – view on the map.
Latest Changes

Just like last month, satellite imagery enables us to follow the course of action and current situation in Ukraine. Intense fighting in Sievierodonetsk continues and multiple fires are visible on the satellite images. The vast majority of the city’s infrastructure has been destroyed. Using Sentinel2 imagery we can observe the Gryfia Shipyard in Szczecin in Poland, where the ship Canopée was built. The ship was designed to carry the Ariane 6 rocket (part of the European expendable launch system) and launched on Tuesday (28.06).