Experimental: The VIIRS Today website

April 8th, 2020 |

NOAA-20 VIIRS Day Night Band over the western United States, ~0900 UTC on 8 April 2020 (Click to enlarge)

CIMSS has long hosted the popular site ‘MODIS Today‘ that allows easy access to full-resolution imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on board Terra (launched in 1999 and still producing imagery) and Aqua (launched in 2002 and still producing imagery). That site remains active and allows access to imagery back to 2007.

Ongoing work at CIMSS means a similar site for VIIRS imagery will soon be available, allowing access to full-resolution VIIRS imagery. For example, the Day-Night Band image above, during the Full Moon on 8 April 2020, is presented in one region of the USA — the Pacific Northwest just after 0900 UTC, on a clear night. The image below shows the midwestern United States at around 0700 UTC. (Reminder:  NOAA-20 Orbits can be viewed here).

Stay tuned!

NOAA-20 VIIRS Day Night Band over the midwestern United States, ~0700 UTC on 8 April 2020 (Click to enlarge)

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