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Monday, March 1, 2010

Solar Eclipse season at GOES-14 weather satellite

The chart above shows Solar eclipses causing a drop in the Solar X-ray flux measured by GOES-14 (GOES-O).

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-14 is going through the spring equinox eclipse season. From the geosynchronous position of the satellite, the Earth eclipses the Sun for up to an hour, every 24 hours.

Colorado State University in Fort Collins has many interesting animations of GOES-14 Earth imagery.