A couple of months back i.e. in the month of January; NASA’s GOES-16 satellite had sent a perfect perspective of our Blue Marble back to Earth. The satellite is set for screen Earth climate, yet it additionally represents considerable authority in following lightning strikes and storms. NASA shared some of its first lightning pictures on Monday.
The GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument is the first of its kind. It basically searches for brief, splendid flashes of light that show the nearness of lightning, incorporating both in-cloud and cloud-to-ground strikes. NASA also said that at the point when consolidated with radar and other satellite information, GLM information may help forecasters suspect serious climate and issue surge and glimmer surge notices sooner. It can likewise help screen territories where lightning causes rapidly spreading fires.
GOES-16, a joint venture between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hangs out around 22,300 miles (36,000 kilometers) over the planet and watches out for the Western Hemisphere. NASA has also released a video movement of lightning occasions amid a Texas storm in mid-February for instance of what GOES-16 can see from above. A still picture, likewise discharged on Monday, gathers one hour of GLM lightning information appeared over a dark scale picture of Earth. Brilliant red, orange and yellow ranges take note of the optical force of strikes.
The satellite propelled in November 2016 set for screening everything from storms to sun oriented flares. The lightning mapper is only one of a suite of cutting-edge instruments intended to help forecasters track tempests and issue convenient extreme climate notices.