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GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2236 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2236 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2241 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2241 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2246 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2246 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2251 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2251 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2256 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2256 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2301 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2301 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2306 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2306 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2311 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2311 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2326 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2326 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2331 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 03 Feb 2023 - 2331 UTC

GeoColor is a multispectral product composed of True Color (using a simulated green component) during daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database derived from the VIIRS Day Night Band.

GeoColor was developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and the STAR Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB). For a full description of the algorithm, please see this article.

Please credit CIRA/NOAA when using GeoColor imagery.

NOTE: Lighted areas shown in nighttime images are not real-time depictions of city lights. The layer is derived from a compilation of JPSS VIIRS Day Night Band images and is included for orientation purposes.

• For more details, see the CIRA GeoColor Product Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.24 MB)