Satellite pictures of Manna from heaven

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 20:07
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With the widespread rain events in the centre of the continent, I thought it would be great to see current satellite images.

So the question is, how does one access satellite pictures taken in the last 3 days or so?

I'm thinking of all the country to the south & east of Tennant Creek. If you trawl though the BoM data, you'll see that heaps of rain has fallen across areas that have been dry for yonks.

Ahhhhh, the satisfaction of observing Mother Nature at work from the comfort of my house. Almost as good as being there................

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 20:22

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 20:22
Not sure exactly what your after if you cant find what you want on the BOM site?
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 20:51

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 20:51
G'day Hairy,

Was hoping for pictures from people like you, who very thoughtfully posted images yesterday.

But I bet there's more than only you in affected areas, so I'm asking them for pictures of floods or rains, bogged vehicles (like Doug showed us) or stranded livestock, or creeks running bankers, etc.

Also very interested in how to access current satellite links of landscape photos - not the weather images. Not looking for anything from the BoM site, but from other sites.

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Reply By: bruce - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 21:31

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 21:31
Sorry to disappoint you...but ...I do not think the the satellite pics that you so desperately want will be forthcoming....I do not believe that they are updated very regularly , I can look at a picture of a large building in Darwin that our son worked on last is now completed...the satellite picture shows it in its beginning stage...
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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 22:36

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 22:36
Ric try here Weatherzone

Is this the sort of thing?
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 08:28

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 08:28
Thanks Tony, but the link did not work.

I have Weatherzone on my desktop and look at it regularly and, no, not that sort of thing.

More like the image here
lake eyre region

I can see from where this was sourced but cannot myself get an image from this location.

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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 08:31

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 08:31
Photographic shots from aircraft, such as Trevor Wright from Wrightsair at William Creek does, would be very interesting as well.
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Reply By: equinox - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 15:55

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 15:55
Hi Rick,

Try this link:

You will have to register, which costs nothing.

You probably will need some pretty good viewing software which can handle very large Tiff files. Pictures only in black and white.


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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 21:12

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 21:12
Thanks Alan,

I had tried that avenue, but it's harder work than fixing flatties while spitting out flies in 40° heat!

The images were mostly of white cloud over the landmass, and way too much elevation (I think).

A friend in Alice Springs did send me a few nice pics if the Todd running hard & high.

I know other station people just east of The Alice who in 2009 had ~75 mm rain. Given that The Alice rainfall average (yeah, I know about averages) is ~ 250 mm, this year is shaping up differently. In 2010, before this current lot they had ~180mm. In the last week they have had 239 mm. What a land of contrasts we live in.

Thanks to all others who responded.

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