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5 Aug 2020 - 21:49 EDT
6 Aug 2020 - 01:49 UTC

GOES-West - Sector view: South Pacific*

Images updated every 10 minutes.

GeoColor

True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night
6 Aug 2020 - 01:20 UTC

AirMass

RGB composite based on the data from IR and WV
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Sandwich

Multi-spectral blend combines IR band 13 with visual band 3
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Day Cloud Phase

RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Night Microphysics

RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 1

0.47 µm
Blue - Visible
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 2

0.64 µm
Red - Visible
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 3

0.86 µm
Veggie - Near IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 4

1.37 µm
Cirrus - Near IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 5

1.6 µm
Snow/Ice - Near IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 6

2.2 µm
Cloud Particle - Near IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 7

3.9 µm
Shortwave Window - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 8

6.2 µm
Upper-Level Water Vapor - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 9

6.9 µm
Mid-Level Water Vapor - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 10

7.3 µm
Lower-level Water Vapor - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 11

8.4 µm
Cloud Top - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 12

9.6 µm
Ozone - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 13

10.3 µm
Clean Longwave Window - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 14

11.2 µm
Longwave Window - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 15

12.3 µm
Dirty Longwave Window - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC

Band 16

13.3 µm
CO₂ Longwave - IR
6 Aug 2020 - 01:30 UTC


*GOES-17 Infrared Image Quality

During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument's cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. This is preventing adequate cooling for some of the infrared (IR) channels on the instrument during parts of the night, leading to partial loss of ABI imagery. Learn more.