Space Science and Engineering Center and Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies staff are telecommuting until further notice as we follow UW-Madison COVID-19 guidelines. Research, Satellite Data Services, and administrative support will continue during this time.

Rotating Globe Movie

  • Current snapshot (rotating Earth showing current clouds)
  • Last 3 weeks (rotating Earth with animated clouds covering the most recent 3 weeks)

About these movies

These MPEG movies show weather systems over a rotating globe. They are created by combining data from 5 geostationary orbiting satellites (GOES-East, GOES-West, Meteosat at 0, Meteosat at 63E, and MTSAT), polar orbiting satellites and a topographic map of the Earth.