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Cloud Cover

#1 Post by cstone » Wed May 16, 2012 7:57 pm

Came across this today. The link below shows the cloud cover for the UK
http://www.sat24.com/en/gb?ir=false

But unlike the above link the infrared version (night time viewing) will only show Europe
http://www.sat24.com/en/gb?ir=true

Unlike the orbiting NOAA weather satellites which myself and Ross have tuned into these images are taken with stationery satellites. You have to press the play button in the bottom left corner to allow it to play.
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I choose to image with an 11" SCT Celestron in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......

imartin

Re: Cloud Cover

#2 Post by imartin » Wed May 16, 2012 8:41 pm

Yes, that is a really good website. I have used it for a while. It really lets you see how cloud and fronts are likely to develop for your paticular location.

Another good one is StormSurf. It lets you see where the jetstream is. This is what affects the "seeing".

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display ... =natla_250

Ian

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