Copernicus, the European Satellite system for monitoring the Earth, captured this great image of Bangor on Wednesday, 30 January, just after a snowfall.

The image was captured by ‘Sentinel-2’ an Earth observation satellite that acquires optical imagery at high resolution over land and coastal waters.

The image shows Bangor together with the south of Anglesey island after a recent snowfall.

Copernicus is the new name for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme, headed by the European Commission in partnership with the European Space Agency.

The programme coordinates the delivery of data from upwards of 30 satellites and supports a broad range of services and applications such as agricultural monitoring, emergencies management, land cover classification or water quality allowing authorities to understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.