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NOAA Satellite Maps - Latest 3D Scene
This high-resolution imagery is provided by geostationary weather satellites permanently stationed more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.
Use this web map to zoom in on real-time weather patterns developing around the world.
Download imagery via the maps below.
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 and Pacific Ocean from our Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite system (GOES).
Zoom in on different locations and capture and download images using the camera icon. You can also use the '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 multiyear archive of data.
Use the time slider tool to go back in time to past satellite imagery.
Learn more about both of these maps here: FAQ Page
January 28, 2020
On Jan. 28, 2020, the GOES West satellite traced the path of an atmospheric river flowing across the northern Pacific Ocean. A strong low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska is channeling relatively warm, moist air northeastward ahead of it-- in a process called the "warm conveyor belt". This belt provides a pathway for the atmospheric river, which in this case is pushing into extreme southeastern Alaska and British Columbia, Canada. >>
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.
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.
See the latest imagery of significant weather and environmental events from NOAA’s fleet of geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites.
Iconic satellite images from historic storms, floods, fires, and other events that most significantly impacted our lives.
Our most beautiful satellite imagery, from unique landscapes to colorful visualizations from across our planet Earth.
See how NOAA satellite data is used to create maps that measure the state of our planet.