Satellite, Radar and Lightning

Recent satellite imagery and lightning strikes (courtesy NOAA and Blitzortung.org);


NZ satellite


Lightning strikes

Satellite

New Zealand

NOAA.gov - 1 hourly Vis or IR for NZ (MTSAT - updates 25min past hour)
NOAA RAMMB - Himawari-8 imagery for NZ (and other areas)
» including 10min animation
JMA/MSC - HIMAWARI - 10 minute multi-channel incl Vis, IR, WV imagery for NZ (see also full list of areas)
Weatherzone - last 3 hours IR for NZ (with lightning)
BoM - fullscreen Himawari-8 satellite viewer
BoM - 1 hourly IR or Vis for E-Australia + partial NZ (MTSAT)
NOAA/CIMSS Volcanic Cloud Monitoring (Noth Island, multi-satellite animation)
MetService - 3 hourly NZ/Tas IR and NZ Vis, or hourly Aus/Tas/NZ IR

 

Global

Himawari

NOAA RAMMB - full disk imagery (and other areas)
» including 10min animation
JMA/MSC Full Disk Image at 10-minute temporal resolution
» see also imagery for South Pacific Islands (heavy rainfall potential, incl multiple channels)
JMA satellite imagery - full disk and quadrants, Vis, IR and WV, with animation
» or straight to SE quadrant (E-Aus/NZ) IR or Vis
Himawari-8 Real-time Web - zoomable full disk image, with timeline and archive
» with animations
SSEC Geostationary Image Browser

Satellite info

JMA/MSC Himawari-8 Operational Information


GOES West

NRL - full disk: IR or VIS
NOAA - full disk: IR or VIS - no grid


DSCOVR

DSCOVR:EPIC - full disk global imagery from NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)


More Imagery

RealEarth - via SSEC - real-time data map-based visualization with multiple sources of satellite imagery
» see also their main images/data index, incl Composite Images
NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server, including Southern Hemisphere Tropical Sectors
» use "MTSAT East" for Coral Sea/north Tasman to 160W - eg VIS or IR or Colourized IR
NOAA Aviaion Weather Center - global imagery, B&W/Color, static or loops
» including SE-Asia/Aus/NZ large static IR composite
NOAA TC Imagery - Storm Floaters
NRL Monterey Image Homepage - in particular, see the "Global Imagery"
US NWA Satellite links

 

Hi-Res Photos

Live / Recent

MODIS Rapid Response System - Real-Time satellite photos (NASA)
» or striaght to the New Zealand subset for stitched/straightened images
» also see the Gallery (hand-picked photos of "interesting" images with a search)
NIWA MODIS image for NZ
NASA Worldview (Alpha) - interactive zoomable MODIS imagery with snip/export options
Flash Earth
Global Natural Hazards - NASA Earth Observatory
» with a selected Image of the Day
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - with topical imagery and animations


Historical

Land Information NZ - low/hi res aerial photos of New Zealand
Google Maps - with hi-res satellite and aerial photography for New Zealand
Bing Maps - with hi-res satellite and aerial photography for NZ

 

Radar

NZ weather radars via MetService.com:
All New Zealand composite radar image - "real-time" with updates every 7.5 minutes, also with hourly timesteps, or jump to individual radars:
» Northland
» Auckland
» Bay of Plenty
» Gisborne/Hawkes Bay
» Taranaki
» Wellington
» Canterbury
» Westland
» Southland

3-hourly images via MetVUW - from all radars

xkcd.com

 

Lightning

Weatherzone - last 3 hours IR+lightning
Blitzortung.org - live lightning maps for NZ, with real-time Google Map, also other parts of the world
» also via LightningMaps.org for NZ, with real-time Google Map
» and via NZAPStrike.net - another live map for NZ
World Wide Lightning Location (WWLL) Network - IR+lightning composites
» with static image for Asia/Aus/NZ and large Aus/NZ/Pac animation