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).

News June 2014
CanarySatellite.com is out of service until further notice
Due to budget problems, CanarySatellite has decided to stay offline for several months. However, the satellite WX station, server and other devices operates normally. The system will be back online as soon as the situation gets better. You can contac with us at the foot of this site. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Next Scheduled Satellite Passes over Canary Islands  (night-time passes will not be published)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 04 Jun 19:43 04 Jun 20:43 04 Jun 19:52 04 Jun 20:52 137.62
NOAA 19 05 Jun 02:16 05 Jun 03:16 05 Jun 02:33 05 Jun 03:33 137.10
NOAA 18 05 Jun 03:25 05 Jun 04:25 05 Jun 03:32 05 Jun 04:32 137.9125
NOAA 19 05 Jun 03:57 05 Jun 04:57 05 Jun 04:13 05 Jun 05:13 137.10
NOAA 15 05 Jun 04:43 05 Jun 05:43 05 Jun 04:54 05 Jun 05:54 137.62
NOAA 18 05 Jun 05:01 05 Jun 06:01 05 Jun 05:19 05 Jun 06:19 137.9125
NOAA 15 05 Jun 06:20 05 Jun 07:20 05 Jun 06:38 05 Jun 07:38 137.62
NOAA 18 05 Jun 06:42 05 Jun 07:42 05 Jun 06:58 05 Jun 07:58 137.9125
NOAA 15 05 Jun 08:02 05 Jun 09:02 05 Jun 08:14 05 Jun 09:14 137.62
NOAA 19 05 Jun 13:36 05 Jun 14:36 05 Jun 13:53 05 Jun 14:53 137.10
NOAA 18 05 Jun 14:46 05 Jun 15:46 05 Jun 14:54 05 Jun 15:54 137.9125
NOAA 19 05 Jun 15:16 05 Jun 16:16 05 Jun 15:34 05 Jun 16:34 137.10
NOAA 15 05 Jun 15:58 05 Jun 16:58 05 Jun 16:09 05 Jun 17:09 137.62
NOAA 18 05 Jun 16:21 05 Jun 17:21 05 Jun 16:38 05 Jun 17:38 137.9125

* local time is Hora de verano GMT.

Click on any image below for a full size image (fullscreen). Before that, please wait until the
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, otherwise the fullscreen window may be not opened. Times are shown in UTC.
The images are updated (in normal working conditions) between two and ten times per day.
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 18:17h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 11W
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 18:17h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 11W
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 18:17h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 11W
NOAA 15
2014/06/04 17:58h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 65W
NOAA 15
2014/06/04 17:58h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 65W
NOAA 15
2014/06/04 17:58h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 65W
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 16:32h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 68E
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 16:32h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 68E
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 16:32h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 68E
NOAA 19
2014/06/04 15:29h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 23W
NOAA 19
2014/06/04 15:29h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 23W
NOAA 19
2014/06/04 15:29h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 23W
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 14:56h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 5E
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 14:56h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 5E
NOAA 18
2014/06/04 14:56h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 5E
NOAA 19
2014/06/04 13:47h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 34E
NOAA 19
2014/06/04 13:47h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 34E
NOAA 19
2014/06/04 13:47h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 34E
NOAA 18
2014/06/03 16:43h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 88E
NOAA 18
2014/06/03 16:43h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 88E
NOAA 18
2014/06/03 16:43h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 88E
NOAA 19
2014/06/03 15:41h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 18W
NOAA 19
2014/06/03 15:41h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 18W
NOAA 19
2014/06/03 15:41h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 18W
NOAA 18
2014/06/03 15:06h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 8E
NOAA 18
2014/06/03 15:06h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 8E
NOAA 18
2014/06/03 15:06h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 8E
NOAA 19
2014/06/03 13:58h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 44E
NOAA 19
2014/06/03 13:58h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 44E
NOAA 19
2014/06/03 13:58h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 44E
NOAA 15
2014/06/02 17:10h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 37E
NOAA 15
2014/06/02 17:10h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 37E
NOAA 15
2014/06/02 17:10h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 37E
NOAA 18
2014/06/02 16:55h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 72W
NOAA 18
2014/06/02 16:55h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 72W
NOAA 18
2014/06/02 16:55h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 72W
NOAA 19
2014/06/02 15:53h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 13W
NOAA 19
2014/06/02 15:53h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 13W
NOAA 19
2014/06/02 15:53h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 13W
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.



These weather satellite images can be complemented with the Webcams.


These pictures are updated every 2 minutes
(only the pictures, not the whole page).


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on earth it is light and where it is dark
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