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South America. Coloured combined visible and infrared GOES satellite image of South America and storms in the Atlantic Ocean. The continent of South America is seen at lower centre. Above it is the North Atlantic Ocean, showing several spiralling storm systems (white). North America is at upper left. To the left of South America is the Pacific Ocean. The GOES satellites are weather satellites which track the movements of weather systems, and provide data for accurate forecasts. This image was processed from data from GOES satellites taken on 25th August 1995, and 14:45 GMT.
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