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Click on a numbered circle to zoom in on that area and view more stories. Click on a solid dot to view a preview image and a link to read the story.

Explore your backyard or the other side of the Earth with EO Explorer. For more than 20 years, the Earth Observatory has published stories from all over our planet. Now we encourage you to explore those stories in a different way: by location.

You may filter the stories by de-selecting either the Image of the Day or Natural Events checkboxes (upper right of the map), or you can leave both boxes checked to view everything. You may also browse our imagery topically by visiting the Image of the Day or Natural Events topical pages.

Note: About one-third of our stories are global in scope and do not appear on this map.

Base map generated using data from NASA’s MODIS Land Cover, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), and Natural Earth boundaries. Map labels by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0, using data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL.

Download the base map imagery on Visible Earth.