A satellite focussing on environmental issues has captured a stunning image of Scilly.

Craig Donlon, Mission Scientist for Copernicus, posted the picture on Twitter, describing it as an "exquisite view".

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite, launched last June, provides high-resolution optical imagery for land services, including vegetation, soil and water cover, inland waterways and coastal areas. It also delivers information for emergency services. 

Copernicus is a European Earth observation programme coordinated and managed by the European Commission.


It aims to provide information from a variety of sources on areas of land, marine, atmosphere, climate change, emergency management and security.

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