December solstice near the southern polar circle
December solstice occurred in 2018 at 22:23 UTC on 21 December and could be 'seen' in satellite imagery.
Smoke from California wildfires
Smoke from devastating, widespread wildfires in California in November 2018, was seen by Sentinel-3.
Crisscross cloud patterns over American Midwest
The GOES-16 satellite observed multiple intertwined wave patterns in the cloud field in September 2018, at the advanced resolution of 500 m.
Hurricane Florence was the first major hurricane of the 2018 North Atlantic hurricane season and caused major devastation when it hit the US east coast in mid-September.
GOES-16 'sees' supercell over South Dakota
In June 2018 supercell thunderstorms brought tornadoes and large hailstones to South Dakota.
Severe storm life-cycle observed through GOES satellite
Three major stages of the supercell storm, namely ‘Pre-convective Environment’, ‘Convective Initiation’ and ‘Mature Convective Storm’, were observed through ABI high resolution visible and infrared channels.
Meteosat-11 and GOES-16 eyes on dust transport over Atlantic
Dust lifted over Sahara by the ITCZ convective activity was transported over the Atlantic and seen by the Meteosat-11 and GOES-16 satellites.
Devastating eruptions of volcano Fuego near Guatemala City
In June 2018 eruptions from volcano Fuego, 40 km west-southwest of Guatemala City, brought disaster and many deaths to its surrounding area.
Cloud-top features over MCS seen through Dust RGB product
New features on top of the convective clouds visible with GOES-16 ABI Dust RGB product.
Sea-ice melt resulted in cold water spill over the Labrador Current
Ice melt along the Labrador coast resulted in freshwater water spill over the Labrador Current in April 2018.