Coronavirus pandemic’s global impact seen from space in chilling satellite images

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The Coliseum in Rome is completely deserted in this satellite image from March 18, 2020.

The Coliseum in Rome is completely deserted in this satellite image from March 18, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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The Coliseum on Feb. 21, 2020.

The Coliseum on Feb. 21, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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The Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, on March 22, 2020.

The Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, on March 22, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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The Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, on March 11, 2020.

The Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, on March 11, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on March 22, 2020.

Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on March 22, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 18, 2019.

Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 18, 2019. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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St. Peter's Square in Rome, on March 18, 2020.

St. Peter’s Square in Rome, on March 18, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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St. Peter's Square in Rome, on Feb. 21, 2020.

St. Peter’s Square in Rome, on Feb. 21, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on March 18, 2020.

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on March 18, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on Feb. 10, 2020.

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on Feb. 10, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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The Great Gate at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on March 18, 2020.

The Great Gate at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on March 18, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)
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The Great Gate at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on Feb. 10, 2020.

The Great Gate at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on Feb. 10, 2020. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)

The global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is so intense that it’s visible from space.

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. 





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