The following four images were created from the same MultiFAX "raw" image file as captured directly from a NOAA weather satellite. The NOAA satellites are in low Earth polar orbits approximately 550 miles in altitude. This orbit configuration means that every spot on Earth is covered at least twice a day and, becuase of overlap on consecutive orbits, most locations can receive from 4 to 6 image transmissions in one 24 hour period from each satellite.
To get the full effect of the high resolution provided by the NOAA weather satellites please view the high resolution versions available for each of the "thumbnail" images below. Return to home page.