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Whole Earth. Satellite image of the whole Earth centred on the Pacific Ocean. At top right is the west coast of North America. Weather systems demarcated by white cloud formations are seen. The image was obtained in September 1998 by a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) operated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). GOES satellites track movements of weather systems and provide data for accurate weather forecasts.
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