Sunday, 25 February 2007


Thanks to Colin Campbell for the following tip: "Here’s something that might be of interest to those with little faith in the weather forecasters…
Mentioned in the Letters section of February’s Sky at Night magazine, provides access to hourly, infrared satellite imagery of the UK and Ireland. Pressing the Play button downloads all the images and animates them, aiding prediction of cloud cover, before going to the bother of setting up for an observing session. Images in the visible spectrum are also available, but possibly less useful. Images are uploaded to the site approx 20 mins past the hour. The ‘Global satellite imagery’ is worth a look too, just for interest. [Obviously you'd need to delete old images fairly regularly or you'' soon clog up your hard drive! T.M.]

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