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 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
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. 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 multi year 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
August 20, 2018
Wildfire smoke continues to cover large portions of the Western U.S. and Canada this week, as above-normal temperatures and dry conditions persist across the region. This image, captured by the NOAA-20 satellite's VIIRS instrument on August 19, 2018, shows thick plumes of smoke over British Columbia, where more than 500 fires have been burning this month. >>
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