Welcome to this satellite imagery page, where the APT images are received at my ground station
directly from polar orbiting satellites (NOAA) and brought to you in real time. The weather station also has several
webcams which are operational in light hours (from early hours in the morning to nightfall).
NOAA-N-PRIME (Noaa-19) spacecraft launched on 2009 June 02.
The NOAA-N (Noaa-18) spacecraft launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
Calif. at 6:22:01.566 a.m. EDT Friday, 2005 May 20.
NOAA-14: Launch Date: 1994 Dec 30. Satellite was decommissioned 2007 May 23.
NOAA-12: Launch Date: 1991 May 14. Due to a severly degradated EPS subsystem, was decommissioned on 10 Aug 2007.
Next Scheduled Satellite Passes over Canary Islands (night-time passes will not be published)
Click on any image below for a full size image (fullscreen).
Before that, please wait until the entire page is loaded, otherwise the fullscreen window may be not opened. Times are shown in UTC.
The images are updated (in normal working conditions) between two and ten times per day.
Next figure shows the APT Frame Format. Images in grey tones like this, are what NOAA satellites send to the Earth in the APT
transmission mode. Click on the unprocessed image below to see a more extended information about the APT transmission characteristics
and a real size APT image.
Keplerian data must be loaded frequently into the tracking programmes (such as WXtoImg,
Footprint and others) on a correct way to
get accuracy in satellite positions. If you are thinking to receive satellite images, you may want get these keplerian data.
You can download the keplers from Space Track, where you need to obtain
a username and password to get them. Also you can obtain the keplers directly (without register) from
Celestrak, by clicking here.
These weather satellite images can be complemented with the Webcams.
These pictures are updated every 2 minutes
(only the pictures, not the whole page).
The Sunclock shows in realtime, where
on earth it is light and where it is dark