Photographs taken by Diwata-2 microsatellite released by PH gov't

Philippine-owned Diwata-2 satellite has captured images from around the world and shares them as part of the celebration of UN Month.
Photographs taken by Diwata-2 microsatellite released by PH gov't
Satellite image of ice formations in Vladivostok, Russia

Diwata-2 captured images shared by the PH government 

Using its High Precision Telescope, the Diwata-2 was able to take the beautiful ice formations in Vladivostok, Russia last January which is also during the peak winter season where the country's temperature can go down to 13 degrees celsius.

The PH satellite was also able to snap Mongolia's snow-capped mountains found in Bayanzürkh Ulaanbaatar which is said to be the world's most freezing main city. The said city is also the biggest city in the country having a height of around 1,350 meters above sea level.
Snow-capped mountains in mongolia
Satellite image of snow-capped mountains in Bayanzürkh Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The next image will be Japan's Osaka port, known as One of the biggest Asian trading ports. It is also called "Naniwazu" in ancient Japan and is considered an important aspect of the city's history. 
The port in Osaka, Japan
Satellite image of the port in Osaka, Japan

The fourth image shared will be USA's distinctive agricultural formations that at first look appear to be like crop circles with otherworldly origins. That being said, the round-shaped fields obtained from PH's microsatellite are irrigated crops that were created by man in Indianola and Alliance in the state of Nebraska.
Satellite image of man-made crops in Nebraska, USA
Satellite image of man-made crops in Nebraska, USA

While it's true that the Diwata-2 can gather photographs across the globe, but as of the moment, the satellite has already covered 85 percent of the Philippines since its launch in 2018. The images included are the country's many dynamic geological characteristics which are also connected with the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Pictures from Diwata-2 are downloaded to the DOST-Philippine ASTI's Earth Data Resource Observation (PEDRO) Center for additional processing. Additionally, PEDRO can also receive data coming from other commercial satellite services for example—the NovaSAR-1.

The Philippines controls a portion of the satellite's data tasking and acquisition due to the agreement between DOST-ASTI and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. Using the NovaSAR-1 satellite, PEDRO was also able to showcase two of the country's world-famous volcanoes which are Taal and Mayon.
NovaSAR-1 captured images of Mayon and Taal Volcano
NovaSAR-1 captured images of Mayon and Taal Volcano 

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Source: Newsbytes PH
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