Satellite data provides insights about the unfolding conflict in Ukraine


By Feng Chi (David), Hsu

Kyiv experienced a horrifying night on 2/26. The oil depot near Vasylkiv Air Base was on fire creating extremely large fire. EOG was able to detect the event with both VNF and VNL from the thermal signature and visible light it created. Under curfew, most cities in Ukraine are much dimmer than they used to be. But we still see some places being particularly bright. Such as Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Buryakivka radioactive waste site near the northern border. There are some other places exhibiting light where normally dark. We do not know what is being the source of light.

February 28, 2022