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Clear Day over the Eastern United States

East coast cities along the I-95 corridor experienced a cool, dry day October 19, 2017. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite acquired this data as three spectrum channels sensitive to red, green and blue (or RGB) wavelengths of light, composed here as an image. In addition, atmospheric interference analyses using several other channels cancel out or correct blurry parts of the image.



GOES-16 Sees the Summer Solstice Arrive!

Earth Woke Up Like This

Earth Woke Up Like This

Every morning NOAA’s GOES16 Satellite takes in an amazing view of Earth. Here are three snapshots showcasing some of the most interesting spectral bands the satellites use to send information about our planet.

“The power of our message is enhanced by the data.” -- Jason Vasquez, Conservation Program Director, Coral Reef Alliance.