How do we get weather satellite images?

How do we get weather satellite images?

Imagery is obtained from the GOES and METEOSAT geostationary satellites, and the two US Polar Orbiter (POES) satellites. POES satellites orbit the earth 14 times each day at an altitude of approximately 520 miles (870 km). As each orbit is made the satellite can view a 1,600 mile (2,700 km) wide area of the earth.

How do I download NASA worldview data?

Visualize and download NSIDC DAAC data with NASA Worldview

  1. Step 1: Access NASA Worldview (
  2. Step 2: Search for and add SMAP soil moisture data to Worldview.
  3. Step 3: Focus on an area of interest and visualize a time series.

Is digital globe free?

DigitalGlobe Open Data Program If you want high-resolution satellite imagery in the world, try harnessing the power of DigitalGlobe. In fact, it’s so sharp that you can almost see license plates. By no means, you can download the entire DigitalGlobe library of 30cm imagery for free.

What is Eosdis worldview?

The Worldview tool from NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) provides the capability to interactively browse over 1000 global, full-resolution satellite imagery layers and then download the underlying data.

Where can I view live satellite imagery?

FarEarth Live – View live satellite imagery! Pinkmatter’s FarEarth Global Observer presents a live view of Landsat imagery as it is downlinked by ground-stations around the world. Real-time data is received, decoded and displayed within seconds of the satellite imaging an area.

How can I see what Earth’s satellites are seeing?

This mesmerizing, near-real time viewer displays data received from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites as they pass over the United States. To see what earth’s satellites are currently seeing. Use this USGS website to see what satellites are currently seeing.

What is real-time satellite data?

Real-time data is received, decoded and displayed within seconds of the satellite imaging an area. This means that every area of land on Earth is imaged at least once every 16 days. The satellite orbits at an altitude of 705 kilometers above the Earth in a near polar orbit (around the Earth from North Pole to South Pole).

What time of day are high-definition satellite images updated?

High-definition satellite images are updated twice a day from NASA-NOAA polar-orbiting satellites Suomi-NPP, and MODIS Aqua and Terra, using services from GIBS, part of EOSDIS. Imagery is captured at approximately 10:30 local time for “AM” and 13:30 local time for “PM”.