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Not your ordinary weather satellite image

Not your ordinary weather satellite image

If you ever want to be in awe of nature, take an occasional peek at this site:

ge.ssec.wisc.edu

This is a high resolution visible satellite image courtesy of NASA that is processed by the "other UW" -- the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the "MODIS" program.

The image is only updated once a day, but you can go back pretty far in history (October, 2007) to see some great shots of weather, wildfires, and anything else visible from a high resolution out in space.

The one from Tuesday shows the marine clouds charging in, getting ready to vanquish our heat wave.

Personally, I think it might be a neat thing to save if you have someone who has been born recently -- as in, "here's what the weather looked like on the day you were born."

Here is the image from my youngest daughter's birthday:

OK, you can probably guess she wasn't born in the summer :) (December)

There are other regions to look at if you're itching to see outside the West Coast. Just look on the top right corner of the website and you can change to other regions in the U.S.

Enjoy!