Himawari8 Image

Posted by: betsuin

Himawari8 Image - 12/10/2015 02:13

Thought I'd post a snap from SunFlower8 .. beautiful detail

http://i.imgur.com/sq4WqSe.jpg

Posted by: Bergasms

Re: Himawari8 Image - 12/10/2015 15:41

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.


The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
― Carl Sagan
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 12/10/2015 20:56

Ah, sure 5500x5500 - sorry about that.
Here's a smaller one:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 17/11/2015 14:55

Red Sky in the Morning - the city lights stand out well also.
Full size (22MB): http://i.imgur.com/08E6xCF.jpg

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 05/12/2015 16:37

If you look carefully you can see the burn scar from the Pinerys Fire the other day. Resampled to 200%.

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 07/12/2015 22:08

A nice swirl passing through The Bight 7 Dec 2015.
Adelaide got a bit of electrical activity that evening.

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 15/12/2015 00:11

Last time I looked 14 December in the northern hemisphere was winter - here's a winter typhoon approaching Taiwan.



Quote:
2015/12/14 06:00, Typhoon MELOR (1527), Center Location 12.6N 124.6E, Movement: WEST 18KM/HR BECOMING 15KM/HR. Minimum Pressure 950 hpa, Maximum Wind Speed 40m/s, Gust 50m/s, Radius of 15m/s 180km, Radius of 25m/s 50km.


http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/prevent/typhoon/ty.htm
Posted by: Chris #3

Re: Himawari8 Image - 15/12/2015 10:08

Love these betsuin. Keep up the good work smile
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 15/12/2015 10:30

Oops - that's actually the Philippines!
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 17/12/2015 14:05

I'll go out on a limb and suggest those are aircraft contrails over the Tasman. ~13:30 CDT 17 Dec 2015.

Posted by: Bergasms

Re: Himawari8 Image - 17/12/2015 14:28

Almost certainly, they seem to point toward melbourne and sydney
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 25/12/2015 16:09

Well there's a great big circle apparent in WA!

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 30/12/2015 11:01

Looks like Himawari 8 resolves ocean currents as well though it is only in a horizontal band. Wonder what's that all about?

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 12/01/2016 22:49

The Sun reflects off of the Indian Ocean 12 Jan 2016:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 20/01/2016 00:05

Looks like a cyclone out in the Pacific - but no cyclone alert I could (quickly) find...

CDT 23:30ish 19 Jan 2016



Frankly - that eye looks huge
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 01/03/2016 01:05

This is not actually a Himawari-8 geo-stationary image - Modis flys a fair bit lower - 705Km. This is of course a once in 4 year event ;-)

Posted by: TranslucidusW

Re: Himawari8 Image - 02/03/2016 14:08

Re: the circle formation in WA;



from: http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Geological-Survey/Geology-of-Western-Australia-1389.aspx
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 10/03/2016 20:24

Originally Posted By: TranslucidusW


Thanks heaps!
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 10/03/2016 20:27

Interesting thin line of clouds sitting along the Head of Bight roughly approx 19:40 CST 10 Mar 16:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 10/03/2016 23:57

Lots of info here as well:
http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Geological-Survey/WA-unearthed-1405.aspx
Two pdf books :-)
Posted by: HuwAmI

Re: Himawari8 Image - 14/03/2016 13:18

Long time lurker; first time poster.

Quick edit: this is regards to the image posted with the comment "Looks like Himawari 8 resolves ocean currents as well though it is only in a horizontal band. Wonder what's that all about?" found on page 1 of this thread.

By the looks of this image, it's the Bonney Upwelling - or the Great South Australian COastal Upwelling system; one of only a few in the world and one of the largest.

It can extend from Ceduna, SA to Portland, Vic. I lived in Portland most of my life before moving to Adelaide, and we actually have a festival for the system.

It's an amazing system, bringing all sorts of aquatic life up as nutrient rich waters churn around.

More info can be found wikipedia at this wiki link.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 18/03/2016 20:22

Great! Thanks for that, it's amazing some of the features that are to be seen in the Himawari-8 imagery.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 07/07/2016 22:47

Typhoon 1 2016 (Jpn nomenclature) closing in on Taiwan

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 27/08/2016 13:27

A pretty much cloud free Gulf of Carpentaria with clear water detail apparent:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 14/09/2016 23:13

The very powerful Typhoon Meranti approaches the Chinese coast after skimming Taiwan - with another in tow it seems!

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 29/09/2016 01:31

The late Summer / Autumn Northern 2016 season has seen a line of typhoons - here is the latest getting up and going;

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 10/10/2016 22:15

Typhoon 20 for the 2016 season off the shores of Japan who fly Himawari-8:

Posted by: StormCapture

Re: Himawari8 Image - 11/10/2016 09:23

You gotta admit, this is a fantastic Satellite, look how well that eye is on the 1st photo. Imagine what Yasi would have looked like on this
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 18/10/2016 22:00

Two more typhoons, the second (No.22) a "super typhoon", they have been spinning up there regularly for a little while now.

Posted by: Willraja

Re: Himawari8 Image - 08/11/2016 09:53

Originally Posted By: HuwAmI
Long time lurker; first time poster.

Quick edit: this is regards to the image posted with the comment "Looks like Himawari 8 resolves ocean currents as well though it is only in a horizontal band. Wonder what's that all about?" found on page 1 of this thread.

By the looks of this image, it's the Bonney Upwelling - or the Great South Australian COastal Upwelling system; one of only a few in the world and one of the largest.

It can extend from Ceduna, SA to Portland, Vic. I lived in Portland most of my life before moving to Adelaide, and we actually have a festival for the system.

It's an amazing system, bringing all sorts of aquatic life up as nutrient rich waters churn around.

More info can be found wikipedia at this wiki link.


Can pick those days along the Victor and SE coasts during summer when the up welling is working. Water temp drops dramatically, 40 degrees out of water....somewhat less in. You can go from boardies surfing to bringing back the steamer.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 16/11/2016 19:18

A cloud Free South Australia 16 Nov 2016:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 22/11/2016 22:47

And a mostly Cloud Free New Zealand:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 24/11/2016 21:34

Late afternoon on the Himalaya:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 24/12/2016 09:34

Oh, another winter Typhoon for the Northern Hemisphere approaching the Philippines:



I wonder historically how Christmas typhoons fair for that part of the world?
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 29/12/2016 23:08

The system and trough that hit South Australia the early morning of 28 Dec 2016 has shifted to the east. The actual cyclonic part has moved out but the trough remains - plenty of big clouds this IR image shows, lightning as well as seen on the lower left insert. Perhaps some impressive desert falls...

Posted by: Chris #3

Re: Himawari8 Image - 06/01/2017 13:36

What's the best place to download high resolution stuff from H8? Love that damn satellite.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 06/01/2017 16:40

Originally Posted By: Chris #3
What's the best place to download high resolution stuff from H8? Love that damn satellite.


Yeah, it's great isn't it!

Most image I get from:
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/..._true_color.jpg
Also:
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/himawari-8.asp

BOM has their version:
http://satview.bom.gov.au/

This site is pretty good:
http://himawari8.nict.go.jp/

I also like this site - the images are from a lower earth orbit satellite:
https://lance2.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/index.php?project=aeronet

Enjoy!
Posted by: Listy

Re: Himawari8 Image - 11/01/2017 23:40

Lots of technical info about Himawari-8 (&9) here:
https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/h/himawari-8-9

Himawari-8's twin, Himawari-9, was successfully launched into a geostationary transfer orbit on Nov-2 last year. It will act as the backup until 2022, when the two satellites switch roles and H-9 becomes the operational satellite, and H-8 becomes the backup.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 17/05/2017 14:20

A deep low approaches New Zealand:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 17/05/2017 14:21

Contrails over NSW:

Posted by: lillybryant

Re: Himawari8 Image - 17/05/2017 15:21

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. The images of cyclone in the Pacific and Himawari-8 geostationary image are amazing. I have seen those Geological Survey. It is really nice. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 17/05/2017 15:34

Originally Posted By: lillybryant
Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. The images of cyclone in the Pacific and Himawari-8 geostationary image are amazing. I have seen those Geological Survey. It is really nice. Thank you for sharing.


Thank-you!
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 30/07/2017 21:51

Northern Hemisphere - Typhoon 5 south of Japan:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 24/09/2017 20:21

New colour plan for RAMMB - blue now not sunset pink:



Impressive system impacting the WA coast!
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 27/09/2017 21:28

Great cloud formation over Australia!



How many tonnes of water aloft there?
Posted by: aksmith

Re: Himawari8 Image - 28/09/2017 08:45

Cool!! Why are there dots of light in the desert?
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 28/09/2017 18:28

Originally Posted By: aksmith
Cool!! Why are there dots of light in the desert?


Night time areas have a back-ground image dropped in so it is not a "real live" image of the ground just the clouds.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 22/10/2017 20:42

NIce looking cloud streaming into South Australia:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 30/10/2017 00:56

Cold swell late Oct 2017:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 27/12/2017 01:19

Clear of cloud South Australia with apparent storms to the east Boxing Day 2017:

Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 27/02/2018 23:04

Northern Hemisphere - recently pretty warm at the North Pole and this looks like another heat plume trying to get there:



Plus - check the contrails to the upper right of the image coming out of the "plume".
Posted by: scottgoh

Re: Himawari8 Image - 31/03/2018 11:34

nice images, how did u get to view them?
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 13/04/2018 10:01

Originally Posted By: scottgoh
nice images, how did u get to view them?


Sorry Scott - didn't spot your question:
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/..._true_color.jpg

Not the only source for Himawari8...
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 22/11/2018 19:16

Big dust storms over NSW:



I can't imagine the tonnage of soil in the air - I guess it dumps iron into the ocean which causes blooms. looks like it will make New Zealand.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 25/11/2018 00:02

Bush fire smoke plumes emanating from southern Queensland:

Posted by: betsuin

QLD Hammered - 14/02/2019 20:20

Amazing images of Queensland - Massive flood, big dust storm and bush fire smoke.

Posted by: Learjet

Re: QLD Hammered - 15/02/2019 13:12

Fascinating images Betsuin.

At the start of the year I got my own receiving station setup for Himawari 8. It's loads of fun.
Posted by: Bergasms

Re: QLD Hammered - 15/02/2019 14:51

Whoa, how did you do that?
Posted by: Learjet

Re: QLD Hammered - 15/02/2019 18:06

Already had most of the hardware as I chase C band FTA TV satellites. All I needed was the IP receiver.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: QLD Hammered - 15/02/2019 21:52

Originally Posted By: Learjet
Already had most of the hardware as I chase C band FTA TV satellites. All I needed was the IP receiver.


Very impressive!
I'd love to see a write up on your set up.
Posted by: betsuin

Re: Himawari8 Image - 25/02/2019 19:30

Last time I looked February was winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
So a winter Typhoon - Typhoon Wutip - pretty impressive looking as well:



Interesting story here:
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Super-Typhoon-Wutip-Hits-155-mph-Strongest-February-Typhoon-Record