Coronavirus Pandemic’s Global Impact Seen from Space in Chilling Satellite Images
“Social distancing” makes planet Earth look like a ghost town.
By Hanneke Weitering
The global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is so intense that it’s visible from space.
The Coliseum in Rome is completely deserted in this satellite image from March 18, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
As people around the world are staying at home and practicing “social distancing,” satellites have captured incredible views of what used to be some of the most crowded places on Earth, which have now become desolate in the face of the coronavirus.