- Satellite Images
- Polar Orbiting Satellite
These satellite images are processed by MSS from the polar-orbiting satellites operated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Terra, Aqua).
For daytime images, bright whitish areas typically indicate dense clouds with cold tops; greyish or yellowish areas indicate low level clouds with warmer tops.
The path of the satellite orbit over the region is slightly different each day due to the Earth’s rotation. As such, the satellite images on some days are only partial images.