Tuesday, August 4, 2009

First view from GOES-14 - full Earth.

GOES-14 was launched into geosynchronous orbit on June 27. One month later on July 27, the first image is down from 22,240 miles out. The image was taken last Monday at 11am Seattle time - just when we were about to start out record breaking heat wave here in Seattle. You can clearly see us down there, surrounded by the Cascade volcanoes (white spots), and the long trails out in the Pacific ocean are actually contrails left by ships way out there.
Click on the image to see a very large image of the Earth. Lots of detail in the image down to .62 mile resolution.
| NASA info |

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