Snow has been (and is being) one of the great protagonists of this week and the previous one. The storm Filomena has covered much of the Spanish territory with a thick blanket of snow and has left behind some snapshots worthy of memory. But what has this peculiar snowfall looked like from space? Thanks to the European Space Agency and the Copernicus Sentinel-3 we can know.
The satellite image that heads this article (and that we also reproduce just below this paragraph) shows us half of Spain covered by, according to ESA, “the thickest snowfall the country has experienced in five decades”. Madrid has been one of the most affected cities, although the data of Molina de Aragón and Teruel is striking, where temperatures of -25ºC have been recorded at night, the coldest in the last 20 years.