This is how the great snowfall of Spain was seen from space

The filomena storm covered a large part of Spain and the European Space Agency shared some photographs taken from space of the peculiar snowfall.

The satellite images of the areas where the snow fell were taken on January 12 by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite project of the European Space Agency.

In them you can see the ravages of Filomena that hit different cities in Spain. And although the images appear to be black and white, it is only the effect caused by the snow.

The General Directorate for Defense and Space Industry (DG DEFIS) also released through Twitter, a series of satellite photographs showing the great layer of thick snow that covered different cities in Spain.

In some of the images it was possible to see how it was Madrid airport, which had to be closed due to the storm.

Some of the most affected cities were Toledo, Parla, Fuenlabrada, Salamanca, Zamora and Madrid.

In an image shared by Iban Ameztoy, the Valencian Community and Catalonia could be observed in more detail, which have not been saved from the snow, especially in the innermost areas.

Iban Ameztoy

The storm Filomena covered a large part of Spain with snow and the European Space Agency shared some photographs taken from space of the peculiar snowfall.

The same user shares other striking scenes from Toledo and Salamanca, as well as from Alcorcón, Fuenlabrada, Leganés, Getafe and Arroyomolinos.

In accordance with The confidential, ESA’s Copernicus program, has the objective of environmental monitoring tasks that are useful for “agricultural and forestry practices or food safety management”.

The storm Filomena caused the largest snowfall in Madrid in 50 years in the capital and caused great chaos on the roads.

The meteorological agency AEMET described the situation as “exceptional” and “probably historical”.

The snow affected traffic on about 400 major roads, according to the transportation authority.

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