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Americas. GOES satellite image of the Americas. North is towards the top right. At centre is the Gulf of Mexico. North America is at upper centre, Central America is at lower centre, with a small part of South America seen at bottom right. The Caribbean islands of Cuba and Hispaniola are visible. A swirling hurricane is seen on the southern coast of North America. Clouds appear white and light blue. The Atlantic (at right) and Pacific Oceans (at left) are dark blue. Areas of vegetation are in shades of green. This image was taken by GOES (Geostationary Operational Environ- mental Satellite) operated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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