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The New Millennium

This thermal infrared image of the Western Hemisphere was captured by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) located over the equator at 135° west longitude at the #147;official” turn of the millennium—12:00 A.M. January 1, 2001 at the International Dateline. The dateline is at 180° west longitude, near the left edge of this image.

More GOES images are available from the Goes Project Science web site.

Image courtesy GOES Science Team and Visualization Analysis Lab, NASA GSFC. Based on data from NOAA.