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26 October 2015

Southeast Asia Is Burning, and You can See It From The Moon

The image below is from the new Japanese Himawari weather satellite, and you can clearly see the smoke from forest fires covering the region around Indonesia. FYI: The image sensor on Himawari can detect light in the red, green and blue visible wavelengths and is the only weather satellite in geostationary orbit that sends back true colour images. Not only can you see it from 40,000 km in space, you …


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