Earth from Space: The Amazing Photos by the GOES-16 Satellite

South America and Argentina


GOES-16 satellite captured a view of the entire Western Hemisphere, including Argentina, South America. Storms are visible in the northeast, with mountain wave clouds seen in the southwest.

The Golden State from Space


The Golden State of California takes center stage in this view from GOES-16. The satellite captured this image of the west coast of the United States and the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.

The Northeastern Coast


On January 15, severe weather moved across the central United States before passing through the Northeast on Jan. 16 or 17 where it resulted in wet and wintry weather for travelers across the region.

Yucatan Peninsula


This area of Mexico and Central America is seen from GOES-16 with a largely cloud-free view. A fire and its associated smoke are evident over southern Mexico near the coast.

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