New, Amazing Views of Earth

December 5th, 2012 at 6:02 pm by under Weather

NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon

I use weather satellite imagery every day to forecast.  It’s the first thing I look at when I wake up in the morning since it gives me the big picture of the long wave weather pattern.  But, today I came across this web article from NOAA about a new satellite that is showing amazing images our our planet.

Want to look at more amazing satellite images of our planet?  Check out the Earth Observatory from NASA.  One of my favorites may be of the Auroras lighting up the Antarctic Night (the Southern Lights.)

Speaking of satellite images, check out this one:

GOES East Image courtesy CIMSS

Do you notice anything about this image?   Take a closer look.   Notice that the moon is on the northwestern horizon.  When I first saw this image yesterday, I thought it was Photoshopped, but apparently, it is the real deal.

 

3 Responses to “New, Amazing Views of Earth”

  1. John says:

    Not sure if you are aware, but the instrument that made that picture (the Imager) was built by Exelis right here in Fort Wayne. We are currently working on the next generation instrument called ABI, which will fly on the GOES-R mission.

    Check it out:

    http://www.exelisinc.com/solutions/GOES-R/Documents/GOESR%20data%20sheet.pdf

    1. Jonathan Conder says:

      I was aware of the work of Exelis, but I was not aware they worked on that specific imagery component. That is awesome to know that part of the sat was built right here in FW!

  2. John says:

    BTW, I meant the second picture with the moon and not the first one of the lights.