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GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0411 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0416 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0421 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0426 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0431 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0436 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0441 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0446 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0451 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0456 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0501 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0506 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 16 Apr 2024 - 0506 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)