GOES-17 Releases 'First Light' Imagery from its Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)

June 06, 2018

GOES-17 took this stunning, full-disk snapshot of Earth’s Western Hemisphere from its checkout position at 12:00 p.m. EDT on May 20, 2018, using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument. GOES-17 observes Earth from an equatorial vantage point approximately 22,300 miles above the surface.

Image Credit: 
NOAA/NASA
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