Support Your NES Meteorology Lessons with NPP Imagery

This image from November 24, 2011, is the first complete global image from VIIRS.The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on board NPOESS Preparatory Project, or NPP, NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite, acquired its first measurements on Nov. 21, 2011. The resulting high-resolution image shows a broad swath of eastern North America, from Canada’s Hudson Bay past Florida, to the northern coast of Venezuela in South America.

To learn more about the NPP mission and how NASA keeps satellites in orbit, check out NASA Now: Orbital Mechanics: Earth Observing Satellites, which is on the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus.

When you’re planning to teach the NES lessons “Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology” or “Meteorology: How Clouds Form,” check the NPP website to get updated information and imagery.