Weather Satellite Images
                           Recorded at Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)
 



Welcome to this satellite imagery page, where the APT images are received at my ground station directly from polar orbiting satellites (NOAA) and brought to you in real time. The weather station also has several webcams which are operational in light hours (from early hours in the morning to nightfall).

NOAA-N-PRIME (Noaa-19) spacecraft launched on 2009 June 02.

The NOAA-N (Noaa-18) spacecraft launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 6:22:01.566 a.m. EDT Friday, 2005 May 20.

NOAA-14: Launch Date: 1994 Dec 30. Satellite was decommissioned 2007 May 23.

NOAA-12: Launch Date: 1991 May 14. Due to a severly degradated EPS subsystem, was decommissioned on 10 Aug 2007.


Next Scheduled Satellite Passes over Canary Islands  (night-time passes will not be published)
Satellite
Name
Start of Pass Time Available Direction Maximum Elevation
Degrees (East or West)
Frequency
MHz
UTC Local Time* UTC Local Time*
NOAA 15 02 Sep 19:23 02 Sep 20:23 02 Sep 19:36 02 Sep 20:36 137.62
NOAA 19 03 Sep 02:30 03 Sep 03:30 03 Sep 02:48 03 Sep 03:48 137.10
NOAA 19 03 Sep 04:11 03 Sep 05:11 03 Sep 04:28 03 Sep 05:28 137.10
NOAA 18 03 Sep 04:48 03 Sep 05:48 03 Sep 05:05 03 Sep 06:05 137.9125
NOAA 15 03 Sep 06:03 03 Sep 07:03 03 Sep 06:20 03 Sep 07:20 137.62
NOAA 18 03 Sep 06:29 03 Sep 07:29 03 Sep 06:46 03 Sep 07:46 137.9125
NOAA 15 03 Sep 07:43 03 Sep 08:43 03 Sep 07:58 03 Sep 08:58 137.62
NOAA 19 03 Sep 13:50 03 Sep 14:50 03 Sep 14:07 03 Sep 15:07 137.10
NOAA 19 03 Sep 15:31 03 Sep 16:31 03 Sep 15:48 03 Sep 16:48 137.10
NOAA 18 03 Sep 16:08 03 Sep 17:08 03 Sep 16:25 03 Sep 17:25 137.9125
NOAA 15 03 Sep 17:16 03 Sep 18:16 03 Sep 17:34 03 Sep 18:34 137.62
NOAA 18 03 Sep 17:49 03 Sep 18:49 03 Sep 18:06 03 Sep 19:06 137.9125
NOAA 15 03 Sep 18:57 03 Sep 19:57 03 Sep 19:13 03 Sep 20:13 137.62
NOAA 19 04 Sep 02:19 04 Sep 03:19 04 Sep 02:36 04 Sep 03:36 137.10

* local time is Hora de verano GMT.

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The images are updated (in normal working conditions) between two and ten times per day.
NOAA 18
2014/09/02 18:01h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 21W
NOAA 18
2014/09/02 18:01h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 21W
NOAA 18
2014/09/02 18:01h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 21W
NOAA 15
2014/09/02 17:41h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 75E
NOAA 15
2014/09/02 17:41h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 75E
NOAA 15
2014/09/02 17:41h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 75E
NOAA 18
2014/09/02 16:19h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 37E
NOAA 18
2014/09/02 16:19h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 37E
NOAA 18
2014/09/02 16:19h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 37E
NOAA 15
2014/09/02 16:05h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 6E
NOAA 15
2014/09/02 16:05h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 6E
NOAA 15
2014/09/02 16:05h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 6E
NOAA 19
2014/09/02 14:01h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 43E
NOAA 19
2014/09/02 14:01h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 43E
NOAA 19
2014/09/02 14:01h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 43E
NOAA 18
2014/09/01 16:30h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 48E
NOAA 18
2014/09/01 16:30h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 48E
NOAA 19
2014/09/01 12:37h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 4E
NOAA 19
2014/09/01 12:37h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 4E
NOAA 19
2014/09/01 12:37h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 4E
NOAA 18
2014/08/31 16:41h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 63E
NOAA 18
2014/08/31 16:41h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 63E
NOAA 19
2014/08/31 12:46h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 6E
NOAA 19
2014/08/31 12:46h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 6E
NOAA 19
2014/08/31 12:46h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 6E
NOAA 18
2014/08/30 16:53h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 83E
NOAA 18
2014/08/30 16:53h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 83E
NOAA 19
2014/08/30 12:56h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 9E
NOAA 19
2014/08/30 12:56h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 9E
NOAA 19
2014/08/30 12:56h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 9E
NOAA 18
2014/08/29 17:05h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 76W
NOAA 18
2014/08/29 17:05h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 76W
NOAA 19
2014/08/29 13:07h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 12E
NOAA 19
2014/08/29 13:07h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 12E
NOAA 19
2014/08/29 13:07h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 12E
NOAA 18
2014/08/28 17:15h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 58W
NOAA 19
2014/08/28 13:17h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 16E
NOAA 19
2014/08/28 13:17h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 16E
NOAA 19
2014/08/28 13:17h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 16E
These satellite images were produced using WXtoImg software.
Click here to view the image enhancements used in these pictures.



Latest HiRes Vis MSG-3 (Meteosat 10) images. Click below to enlarge.
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Canary Islands Visible European Visible
Courtesy of West Cheshire College


Next are the Ground Station Conditions used to receive satellite images.

Ground Station - CanarySatellite
Location:Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)
Antenna:Quadrifilar Helix Antenna (QHA)
Receiver:Emgo RX134141MHz - New
Preamplifier:Timestep APT 137
Latitude:28.45
Longitude:-16.27
QRA Locator:IL18UK
Altitude:205 meters


Next figure shows the APT Frame Format. Images in grey tones like this, are what NOAA satellites send to the Earth in the APT transmission mode. Click on the unprocessed image below to see a more extended information about the APT transmission characteristics and a real size APT image.
Click to open extended information


Keplerian data must be loaded frequently into the tracking programmes (such as WXtoImg, WXtrack, SatScape, Footprint and others) on a correct way to get accuracy in satellite positions. If you are thinking to receive satellite images, you may want get these keplerian data. You can download the keplers from Space Track, where you need to obtain a username and password to get them. Also you can obtain the keplers directly (without register) from Celestrak, by clicking here.



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