Daily Imagery

Recent global satellite imagery from the VIIRS sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite

  • Source: NOAA/NASA

The Corrected Reflectance imagery is available from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi-National Polar orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite. The VIIRS sensor collects imagery as it orbits the Earth every 100 minutes. Passing over the poles 14 times per day, it crosses the equator at at 1:30am local time, photographing the entire world each day. The sensor resolution is 750 m and 375 m (M Bands are 750 m, I Bands are 375 m) and the imagery resolution is 250 m. Resource Watch shows only a subset of the data set. For access to the full data set and additional information, see the Learn More link.

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Currently this is available only as near real-time imagery.

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NASA, NOAA. "VIIRS_SNPP_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor" NASA Earthdata Global Imagery Browse Services. Accessed through Resource Watch, (date). www.resourcewatch.org.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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250 m

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