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Next Scheduled Satellite Passes over Canary Islands  (night-time passes will not be published)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 19 18 Apr 02:40 18 Apr 03:40 18 Apr 02:58 18 Apr 03:58 137.10
NOAA 18 18 Apr 04:01 18 Apr 05:01 18 Apr 04:16 18 Apr 05:16 137.9125
NOAA 19 18 Apr 04:21 18 Apr 05:21 18 Apr 04:33 18 Apr 05:33 137.10
NOAA 15 18 Apr 04:26 18 Apr 05:26 18 Apr 04:35 18 Apr 05:35 137.62
NOAA 18 18 Apr 05:40 18 Apr 06:40 18 Apr 05:58 18 Apr 06:58 137.9125
NOAA 15 18 Apr 06:01 18 Apr 07:01 18 Apr 06:19 18 Apr 07:19 137.62
NOAA 18 18 Apr 07:24 18 Apr 08:24 18 Apr 07:33 18 Apr 08:33 137.9125
NOAA 15 18 Apr 07:42 18 Apr 08:42 18 Apr 07:56 18 Apr 08:56 137.62
NOAA 19 18 Apr 12:25 18 Apr 13:25 18 Apr 12:33 18 Apr 13:33 137.10
NOAA 19 18 Apr 14:00 18 Apr 15:00 18 Apr 14:17 18 Apr 15:17 137.10
NOAA 18 18 Apr 15:21 18 Apr 16:21 18 Apr 15:36 18 Apr 16:36 137.9125
NOAA 19 18 Apr 15:42 18 Apr 16:42 18 Apr 15:57 18 Apr 16:57 137.10
NOAA 18 18 Apr 17:00 18 Apr 18:00 18 Apr 17:32 18 Apr 18:32 137.9125
NOAA 15 18 Apr 17:15 18 Apr 18:15 18 Apr 17:34 18 Apr 18:34 137.62

* 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 15
2014/04/17 19:25h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 7W
NOAA 15
2014/04/17 19:25h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 7W
NOAA 15
2014/04/17 19:25h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 7W
NOAA 15
2014/04/17 17:40h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 85E
NOAA 15
2014/04/17 17:40h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 85E
NOAA 15
2014/04/17 17:40h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 85E
NOAA 18
2014/04/17 17:12h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 41W
NOAA 18
2014/04/17 17:12h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 41W
NOAA 18
2014/04/17 17:12h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 41W
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 15:56h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 12W
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 15:56h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 12W
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 15:56h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 12W
NOAA 18
2014/04/17 15:32h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 19E
NOAA 18
2014/04/17 15:32h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 19E
NOAA 18
2014/04/17 15:32h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 19E
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 14:11h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 64E
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 14:11h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 64E
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 14:11h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 64E
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 12:35h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 5E
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 12:35h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 5E
NOAA 19
2014/04/17 12:35h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 5E
NOAA 15
2014/04/16 18:04h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 53W
NOAA 15
2014/04/16 18:04h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 53W
NOAA 15
2014/04/16 18:04h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 53W
NOAA 18
2014/04/16 17:23h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 31W
NOAA 18
2014/04/16 17:23h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 31W
NOAA 18
2014/04/16 17:23h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 31W
NOAA 15
2014/04/16 16:26h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 14E
NOAA 15
2014/04/16 16:26h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 14E
NOAA 15
2014/04/16 16:26h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 14E
NOAA 19
2014/04/16 16:07h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 8W
NOAA 19
2014/04/16 16:07h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 8W
NOAA 19
2014/04/16 16:07h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 8W
NOAA 18
2014/04/16 15:43h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 25E
NOAA 18
2014/04/16 15:43h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 25E
NOAA 18
2014/04/16 15:43h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 25E
NOAA 19
2014/04/16 14:22h

HVC Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 82E
NOAA 19
2014/04/16 14:22h

MSA Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 82E
NOAA 19
2014/04/16 14:22h

Pristine Enhancement
Max. Elevation: 82E
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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