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16 Aug 2022 - 17:43 EDT
16 Aug 2022 - 21:43 UTC

GOES-18 Mesoscale view - Band 2 at 13°S - 169°W - Southern Pacific Ocean

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Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 22 Jul 2022 - 0442 UTC
Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 22 Jul 2022 - 0442 UTC
Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 22 Jul 2022 - 0644 UTC
Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 22 Jul 2022 - 0644 UTC
Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 22 Jul 2022 - 1439 UTC
Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 22 Jul 2022 - 1439 UTC
Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 23 Jul 2022 - 1349 UTC
Band 2 - 0.64 µm - Red - Visible - 23 Jul 2022 - 1349 UTC
 

About Band 2

0.64 µm - Red Band - 0.5 km resolution - Visible band 2 is in the red portion of the spectrum and has the highest resolution of any ABI band at 0.5 km, and for that reason is the primary visible band. It is used primarily to monitor the evolution of clouds throughout the daylight hours.

GOES-16 Band 2 corresponds approximately to the old GOES-13 visible channel.

Band 2 is a visible channel and is therefore black during nighttime hours.

• For more details, see the Band 2 - ABI Quick Information Guide, (PDF, 673 KB)