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GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0826 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0831 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0836 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0841 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0846 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0851 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0856 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0901 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0906 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0911 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0916 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0921 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 26 May 2024 - 0921 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)