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Category: VIIRS

Iceberg A23a in the Antarctic Ocean

10-minute interval GOES-16 (GOES-East) True Color RGB images (source) from 0930-1900 UTC on 13-26 November 2023 (above) showed Iceberg A23a just east-northeast of Joinville Island (at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula). Although cloud-free periods were scarce during those 14 days, even on most of the cloudy days the silhouette... Read More

Hurricane Otis rapidly intensifies to Category 5, just prior to making landfall near Acapulco, Mexico

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) showed Hurricane Otis as it approached the coast of Mexico, making landfall near Acapulco (Acapulco International Airport, METAR identifier MMAA, is located about 16 miles southeast of the city center) around 0625 UTC on 25 October 2023. During the 11-hour time period shown,... Read More