13 August 2015
Tianjin Explosion Seen By Himawari and Other Weather Satellites
Posted by Dan Satterfield
The folks over at CIMMS posted a cool animated GIF of the explosion in China as seen by the geostationary weather satellites. The new Himawari can scan very rapidly and has the highest resolution of any stationary weather satellite. You can even see the smoke debris cloud move away from the explosion. The black pixels are showing extreme heat in this thermal IR image.
CIMMS has views from other wavelengths as well here.