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Weather satellite images recorded at Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Latitude: 51.244, Longitude: -1.123

Receiver: R2FU

Antennas: Homemade PHQFH and DCA

Click on any image below for a full sized image.

Times are shown in GMT Standard Time.
Next Scheduled Pass Available might be: NOAA 19 ( 9° E ) 13 Mar 00:55Hrs GMT Standard Time.

Next Scheduled Satellite Passes over Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Start of Pass Time Available Direction Maximum Elevation
Degrees (East or West)
UTC Local Time* UTC Local Time*
NOAA 19 13 Mar 00:34 13 Mar 00:34 13 Mar 00:55 13 Mar 00:55 137.10
NOAA 19 13 Mar 02:14 13 Mar 02:14 13 Mar 02:39 13 Mar 02:39 137.10
NOAA 18 13 Mar 03:36 13 Mar 03:36 13 Mar 04:17 13 Mar 04:17 137.9125
NOAA 19 13 Mar 03:55 13 Mar 03:55 13 Mar 04:24 13 Mar 04:24 137.10
NOAA 15 13 Mar 03:56 13 Mar 03:56 13 Mar 04:32 13 Mar 04:32 137.62
NOAA 18 13 Mar 05:17 13 Mar 05:17 13 Mar 05:56 13 Mar 05:56 137.9125
NOAA 15 13 Mar 05:35 13 Mar 05:35 13 Mar 06:04 13 Mar 06:04 137.62
NOAA 19 13 Mar 05:36 13 Mar 05:36 13 Mar 06:11 13 Mar 06:11 137.10

* local time is GMT Standard Time.

About the Enhancements

This page shows just several of the 35 enhancements WXtoImg provides:

MSA Multi-Spectral Analysis: combines a sensor 1 or 2 (visible/near infrared) image with a sensor 4 (thermal infrared) image to create a
near true colour, near visible image of the earth.
HVCT HVCT false colour: creates a false coloured image by combining a sensor 1 or 2 (visible/near infrared) image with a sensor 4
image (thermal infrared) to create an image in which clouds are tinted by their temperature.
MCIR-precip Map Coloured IR with Precip: uses sensor 4 (thermal infrared) to create a false coloured image showing areas of likely precipitation.
The likelihood and intensity of precipitation increases as the colour goes from green to yellow to orange to red to black to white.
SST (sea) Sea Surface Temperature: creates a false coloured image using the temperatures from a sensor 4 (thermal infrared) image. The black areas indicate land and cold cloud.
Thermal Thermal: creates a false coloured image using the temperatures from a sensor 4 (thermal infrared) image. Covers the full range of temperatures from very cold cloud tops to hot deserts.
Pristine These are images as received at my station from the satellite without alteration. The earth appears "upside down" on Northbound passes.
The two images are the two channels sent by the satellite with channel A (left) switching between sensor 1 (visible) or 2 (near-IR)
during the day and sensor 3 (mid-IR) at night and channel B (right) showing sensor 4 (thermal-IR) at all times during
normal operation.

Latest Wide Composite Examples

Northbound passes - PNG format
Latest MSA Wide Composite Latest HVCT Wide Composite Latest HVC Wide Composite
Enhancement: MSA
Projection: Orthographic
Enhancement: HVCT
Projection: Orthographic
Enhancement: HVC
Projection: Orthographic


Latest Wide Composite Production

Instruction for building wide composite images can be found on the WXtoImg website.

My Wide Composite settings

I would like to thank the following for the use of their Pristine images.

From West to East:

  • Nick Vanderest of Port Alberni, B.C., Canada. (49.225 N, -124.791 W)
  • David Kunz of San Francisco, USA. (37.750 N, -122.450 W)
  • Laurent Thomin of Houston, Texas, USA. (29.755 N, -95.394 W)
  • AA5IT of Beaumont, Texas, USA. (30.080 N, -94.130 W)
  • KC9S of Sullivan, IL, USA. (39.600 N, -88.709 W)
  • Matt Severin of Eau Claire, MI, USA. (41.985 N, -86.275 W)
  • EXA of Guayaquil, Ecuador. (-2.200 S, -79.920 W)
  • Steven Ross of Potomac Falls, USA. (39.047 N, -77.393 W)
  • Mike Kimzey of Havertown, PA, USA. (39.972 N, -75.310 W)
  • Victor Gonzàlez of Tenerife, Canary Islands, (Spain). (28.450 N, -16.270 W)
  • EA1JM of Peñaranda de Bracamonte (Salamanca), España. (40.903 N, -5.200 W)
  • Alan Hinton (Composer) of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. UK. (51.244 N, -1.123 W)
  • Rob Denton of North Leverton, Nottinghamshire, England. UK. (53.329 N, -0.838 W)
  • Mike Rupprecht of Kirchbrombach (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany. (49.870 N, 8.650 E)
  • Weatherstation Masloc of Masloc, Romania. (46.000 N, 21.450 E)
  • Johnny Wik of Vasa, Finland. (63.090 N, 21.672 E)
  • Dmitry Pashkov of Ruzaevka, Russia. (54.040 N, 44.920 E)

Laurent Thomin has a variety of very nice wide composite examples at www.thomin.com/wxtoimg/WCI.html

Useful tools that I use for building wide composite images:

  • Hex code editor and PNG editor for correcting recording time errors.
  • Image editing software to align differences in recorded contrast / brightness settings.
  • Image editing software to convert back to greyscale image post editing.