St. Petersburg is featured on this Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image. The city can be clearly seen on the eastern extremity of the Gulf of Finland, west of Ladozhskoye Ozero (Lake Ladago). Looking at the city in detail we can see the bridges which connect the island of Kronshtadt to the mainland.
Further to the west of the image the Capitol cities of Finland, Helsinki and Estonia, Tallinn can be observed. And to the north of the images we can see the densely forested regions of northern Russia and Finland, interspersed by lakes and smaller towns.
Instruments: MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS)
Date of Acquisition: 19 August 2002
Orbit number: 02452
Instrument features: Full Resolution image (300 - metre resolution)