New Weather Satellite Sends First Images of Earth
The release of the first images today from NOAA’s newest satellite, GOES-16, is the latest step in a new age of weather satellites. This composite color full-disk visible image is from 1:07 p.m. EDT on Jan. 15, 2017, and was created using several of the 16 spectral channels available on the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument.
Note: Water varies in colour and countries vary in size. In 2012, United States is exceptionally huge whereas in 1997, 2002, United States is much smaller, closer to what size it actually should be.