20 Oct '17, 3pm
Satellite Images around Singapore
The satellite images below are derived from two types of meteorological satellites - geostationary and polar-orbiting. They display various weather systems such as clouds, convective thunderstorms, the monsoon rain belt and tropical cyclones. Some interference lines may occasionally be observed in the images due to reception or related problems. Geostationary Satellites circle the Earth above the equator at altitudes of about 36,000 km at speeds precisely calculated to match the Earth's rotation. As such, they are in fact stationary with respect to the rotating Earth and thus can continuously capture images of the entire hemisphere below! The images below are captured by the hourly daytime passes of the HIMAWARI satellite.