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Earth Observation

This page contains links to earth observation websites, including earth imaging, earth research centers, satellites, satellite watching, and weather. These links are provided by Sea and Sky as a courtesy to our visitors in an attempt to make these resources easy to find and use. By clicking on the links below, you will leave the Sea and Sky site. Sea and Sky is not responsible for the content of these external sites. Problems with these external links should be reported to the Sea and Sky administrator.

  • Earth Observatory
    Explore the causes and effects of climatic and environmental change through the use of real satellite data.

  • ESA Observing the Earth
    Official ESA site featuring thousands of downloadable images of the Earth as seen from space provided by the European Space Agency.

  • Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
    Official NASA site for Earth images acquired by NASA astronauts. This collection features thousands of images of Earth as seen from space and is considered by many to be a national treasure.

  • NASA Earth Image Gallery
    official NASA site featuring a gallery of high-resolution downloadable images of the Earth as seen from space.

  • NASA Explore Earth
    official NASA site for all things Earth. Features images, videos, and satellite data from current and past missions.

  • NASA Visible Earth
    A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of earth. Features thousands of images from dozens of spacecraft and satellites.

  • Near Earth Observations (NEO)
    A searchable database where you can browse and download imagery of satellite data from NASA's constellation of Earth Observing System satellites.

  • Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
    The EO-1 satellite is part of NASA's New Millennium Program (NMP), to develop instruments and spacecraft technologies designed to enable the development of future earth imaging observatories.

  • EOS Terra
    Terra is the flagship of the Earth Observing System (EOS) spacecraft, helping scientists unravel the mysteries of climate and environmental change.

  • Landsat
    Landsat is an American Earth observation satellite launched on February 11, 2013. It is the eighth satellite in the Landsat program.

  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
    TRMM is a joint NASA and JAXA mission to monitor and study tropical rainfall. This official site includes mission background, news, publications, current images, and data access.

  • Heavens Above Satellite Information
    An online program that include graphics generated in real-time and customized for a location and time zone to observe satellites such and orbiting spacecraft such as the ISS.

  • Satview
    Information on where ti find satellites at any given moment. Track the International Space Station, Hubble Telescope and all space junk.

  • Visual Satellite Observers Home Page
    The Visual Satellite Observer's Home Page provides information for observing earth satellites in the night sky.

  • Interactive Global Geostationary Weather Satellite Images
    Features interactive images of current satellite weather data. Zoom and animate weather satellite images from a variety of geostationary satellites.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Official site for NOAA, a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, and charts seas and skies.

  • National Weather Service
    Official site of the National Weather Service. The NWS is tasked with providing forecasts, public warnings, and other products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information.