Here’s what the Winter Olympics look like — from space

Here's what the Winter Olympics look like — from space

Hundreds of thousands world wide will tune into watch the 2018 Winter Olympics, however to these unfamiliar with the geography of South Korea it might be exhausting to know the place the occasions are happening.

The European Area Company (ESA) flew its Sentinel-2 imaging satellite tv for pc over the host metropolis of Pyeongchang on Jan. 30, giving a surprising view of the mountains the place a lot of the outside occasions will happen.

Simply over 110 miles from Seoul, within the northwest nook of South Korea, Pyeongchang is tucked within the TaeBaek Mountains. The ESA picture reveals the situation of the Olympic Stadium and Olympic Village, in addition to the place competitions in cross-country snowboarding, biathlon, ski leaping, bobsled, luge and skeleton will happen.

Additional to the northwest on the coast is the town of Gangneung, the place many indoor occasions will happen. An Airbus Pléiades satellite tv for pc reveals one other cluster of Olympic venues, together with the areas for hockey, curling, velocity skating and determine skating.