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Cool imagery from the GOES satellite series, a retrospective

July 1, 2024
GOES-U artist rendering of orbit

NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have been monitoring the Earth since 1975, providing advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere. In celebration of the launch of GOES-U, the final satellite in the GOES-R series, we’ve gathered some awe-inspiring images from through the years.