PICTURE SKY web app is at cc.olab.io

It will ask you to share your location – please make sure you do!
You can claim a location on the grid by clicking on a green icon. The first time you access the app, it will ask you to create a login.

You can also just upload the picture from wherever you are at the time of the flyover – without logging in. To do this click on the gray icon that represents your location.

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This is a web app so you don’t have to download it from a store, just save it to your home screen (follow this guide)

AQUA AND TERRA

The satellite images are taken by MODIS imager and the meteorological analysis is done by CERES instruments on Aqua and Terra satellites. NASA uploads the images a few hours after the overflight and they can be found here.

Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) is on-going NASA climatological experiment from Earth orbit. The CERES are scientific satellite instruments, part of the NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS), designed to measure both solar-reflected and Earth-emitted radiation from the top of the atmosphere (TOA) to the Earth’s surface. Cloud properties are determined using simultaneous measurements by other EOS instruments such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Results from the CERES and other NASA missions, such as the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), could lead to a better understanding of the role of clouds and the energy cycle in global climate change.


 

Tracking

We are tracking the satellites using TLE data from here: http://celestrak.com/ (more info here: http://celestrak.com/columns/v04n05/index.asp)

Go to http://data.olab.io/sky-client/ to see the satellites’ tracks updated live.

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