Capture Satellite Weather Images at Home

You can tap into international weather satellites with an antenna and a computer to capture satellite weather images. Learn how to make accurate weather forecasts at home.



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Building your antenna.
SCOTT MACNELL
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Hank has been self-employed as a satellite meteorologist since his retirement from the Air Force in 1976.
HANK BRANDLI
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A satellite image of Hurricane Andrew hitting southern Florida on August 23, 1992.
PHOTO: ROB DOWNEY
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Both polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites take weather photographs 24 hours a day.
HANK BRANDLI
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Russian satellite image of eastern United States on February 24,1993. The different cloud formations - such as the fair-weather cirrus in the South vs. the storm clouds in the North - are easily recognizable from 600 miles up. This photo (which does not include state borders) can be generated using even the least expensive software
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