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West: Celebrity Millennium

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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, 66985 hours 47 minutes ago.
Updates once daily until eclipse day, then about every hour.





Explanation of channels:

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.
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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