Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowstorm seen from 500 miles up from NOAA 18

Snowing again today, cold, all day, another day going crazy in the house....
Here is the best shot from today from my basement satellite station. This was taken from the NOAA-18 weather satellite when it made a pass at about 1pm this afternoon. The satellite is in a polar orbit approximately 500 miles up, and a full pass from one horizon to the other is about 12 minutes. You can see that the top and bottom of the image are noisy, that's because the satellite is very low on the horizon so reception is more difficult.
Not sure what is happening with tomorrow, buses are pretty screwed up, so it may be another snow day.

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