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Imagery and Data

NEW! Use these interactive tools to view and download real-time, full-resolution satellite imagery.

NOAA Satellite Maps - Latest 3D Scene

Click on the globes slides icon in this viewer to see the LATEST imagery from our satellites. Zoom in on locations around the globe and see developing weather patterns around the planet. To download imagery, please use the Latest 24 Hrs. & Global Archive maps below. Learn more about this map here: FAQ PAGE


Sorry, the global data from NOAA 20 is temporarily unavailable. The satellite is fine---we're just working out an issue on our end. Thanks for your patience.

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NOAA Satellite Maps - Latest 24 Hrs. and Global Archive - Downloadable Imagery

Click the map on the LEFT to see the latest 24 hour imagery of the Western Hemisphere, zoom in on different locations and capture and download images using the Camera Icon camera icon. You can also use the Layers Icon 'Layers'   icon to view the 'Infrared' and 'Water Vapor' imagery.

Click the map on the RIGHT to see the whole Earth as captured each day by our polar satellites, including our multi year archive of data, use the time slider Time Icon tool to go back in time to past satellite imagery. Learn more about both of these maps here: FAQ PAGE

Sorry, the global data from NOAA 20 is temporarily unavailable. The satellite is fine---we're just working out an issue on our end. Thanks for your patience.


 

Image of the Day


May 18, 2018

The NOAA-20 polar-orbiting satellite captured this image of a rare tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and Somalia, on May 18, 2018. Named 'Sagar' by the Indian Meteorological Department on May 17, the storm is expected to deliver heavy rainfall and flash flooding across the southern Arabian Peninsula and the northern Horn of Africa, including Yemen, Somalia and Djibouti.

 
 
Latest Image of the Day from the NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

 

Combined GOES East visible and infrared imagery over the continental United States

Visible and Infrared Imagery

This imagery combines the latest half-hourly GOES infrared and visible images with NASA's "Blue Marble" data set to create real-time animations of the weather systems over the continental United States during the past 72 hours.

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GOES East colorized infrared imagery over the continental United States

Colorized Infrared

Infrared images can be "colorized" or "color-enhanced" to bring out details in cloud patterns. Depending on the type of enhancement, the colors are used to signify certain aspects of the data.

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GOES East colorized water vapor imagery over the continental United States

Water Vapor

Water vapor imagery, which is useful for both determining locations of moisture and atmospheric circulations, is created using a wavelength sensitive to the content of water vapor in the atmosphere.

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Satellite Imagery Collections


Image of the Day

Image of the Day

See the latest imagery of significant weather and environmental events from NOAA’s fleet of geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites.

 

Historic Events Gallery

Historic Events

Iconic satellite images from historic storms, floods, fires, and other events that most significantly impacted our lives.

Beautiful Places Gallery

Beautiful Places

Our most beautiful satellite imagery, from unique landscapes to colorful visualizations from across our planet Earth.

 

Data Visualizations Gallery

Data Visualizations

See how NOAA satellite data is used to create maps that measure the state of our planet.

 

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