Lonely planet

Social distancing from space: Five satellite images show a lonely Earth due to COVID-19

These once popular spots are now completely bare.


Life in the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping our world.

So much so that you can see the evidence of the impact of measures like social distancing and isolation from space.


To get a sense of how the Earth looks now to any extraterrestrial eyes that may be watching, Inverse used satellite images released by technologies company Maxar.

The images provide an aerial view of a seemingly lonely Earth.