Now you can choose the satellite type. The MSG's (Meteosat Second Generation) are Europeans and with geostationary orbit, while the American NOAA series are polar orbiting, so that the periodicity of the latter is lower.
15:00h Visible. Courtesy of Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET)
15:00 hours MSG visble image (according to Peninsular time), processed by Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) with EUMETSAT data.
03:00h infrared image. Courtesy of Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET)
03:00 hours MSG infrared image (according to Peninsular time), processed by Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) with EUMETSAT data.
NOAA satellites overflying the Earth next to its poles in a low orbit around the 800 km of height. This movement combined with the rotation of the Earth is which allow the full scan of the surface. The images generated by these satellites have no beginning or end. Each station receives just* the portion of the image in which satellite and station see each other.
* Refered to APT and HRPT modes.
NOAA Satellites from the canary station METBEE
Metbee station processes meteorological satellite images at real time. It is not a professional station which provides quality images even in low elevation passes.
To see a more detailed information about a specific image, please refer to the source website indicated in each case.
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