In the early hours of May 22, 2013, GOES-13 suffered a loss of its ability to properly track the stars - the system that keeps its sensors pointed towards Earth. While engineers began working on the situation, NOAA quickly switched GOES-15 into a non-standard mode of capturing full hemisphere images every 30 minutes - the typical frequency that GOES-13 collects data. Changes to the images and movies on this page will reflect GOES-15 coverage until the morning of May 23 when GOES-14 is expected to be online and ready to assume the duties of GOES East.
The GOES-East satellite takes images of the Northern Hemisphere every 30 minutes and of the entire Western Hemisphere every 3 hours. This page provides real-time access to GOES imagery along with animations of the last 3 days. The Western Hemisphere image is generated once a day. These images are archived on our FTP site. Please refer to the Site Description.