Everest from space

The false colour composite images are from the Sentinel-2 satellite constellation. Images from 2016 and 2018 show landscape change including glacier flow, rockfall events, lake expansion, river channel migration, and differences in snow cover. The original imagery are at 10 m spatial resolution, which have been resampled for this animation to reduce the page loading time.

Click the animation below to zoom, pan and swipe the satellite images below:

Animation of satellite imagery comparison showing glacial lake expansion, rockfalls, avalanches, and glacier flow

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016 and 2018)