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GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2111 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2111 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2116 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2116 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2121 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2121 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2126 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2126 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2131 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2131 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2136 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2136 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2141 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2141 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2146 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2146 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2151 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2151 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2156 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2156 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2201 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2201 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2206 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 02 Mar 2024 - 2206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid

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)