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West: Port Douglas - East: Cairns

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The + is your observing site. The open X is where a cloud of 30,000ft (9km) altitude would block
the sun, corrected for the projection (parallax) effect as viewed from the MTSAT2 satellite.

Latest image timestamp: 2012 Nov 13 21:30 UTC, 44100 hours 2 minutes ago.
Updates once daily until eclipse day, then about every hour.

VIS

IR1

IR2

IR4

IR3

Explanation of channels:

ChannelWavelengthDescription
VIS0.55-0.80uVisible light channel, only works in daytime. Highest resolution and best indicator of clouds that could obscure a view of the eclipse.
IR110.3-11.3uDay/Night thermal infrared, whiter indicates colder, thicker clouds.
IR211.5-12.5uDay/Night thermal infrared, very similar to IR1.
IR43.5-4.0uShows low level clouds/fog and surface. Clouds may appear white or black depending on thickness and time of day. Small stationary "splotches" are urban heat islands.
IR36.5-7.0uWater vapor: Shows distribution of water vapor, generally from higher altitudes in the atmosphere.
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Acknowledgement: MTSAT weather satellite satellite data provided by JMA.


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