From its vantage point nearly 22,300 miles up, the GOES-West satellite captured this imagery of ship tracks embedded in stratocumulus clouds over the eastern Pacific from June 11–12, 2020 via red visible band 2 on its Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI).
Forty years ago today, iconic Mount St. Helens erupted in southwestern Washington state in the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. The blast was famously seen from space.
Learn more about this event and how satellites continue to track eruptions around the world: go.usa.gov/xvzSa
Numerous atmospheric events are taking place in this dynamic shot from GOES-East, taken on Jan. 31, 2020.
On the eastern coast of North America on Dec. 18, 2019, the GOES-16 satellite showed a long cold front that stretched from Newfoundland to the lower southeastern U.S. Within the U.S., the weather ranged from light snow and 12 degrees Fahrenheit in Eagle Lake, Maine to a chilly but clear 35 degrees Fahrenheit in Charlotte, N.C. It’s a far cry from the weather that same region experienced a decade ago when GOES-12 captured the nor’easter that dropped up to 26 inches of snow in what is now known as The Blizzard of 2009.