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The New Millennium
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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 millennium12:00 A.M. January 1, 2001
at the International Dateline. The dateline is at 180° west longitude,
near the left edge of this image.