This is a snapshot of my town — taken yesterday.
It is crazy-amazing that I can get an image from space on my computer in damn-near real time.
The camera is Landsat 8, a U.S. Geological Survey satellite with a dozen sensors on it. I got an introduction to using satellite imagery at the NICAR 2015 Conference in Atlanta last week, so I thought I’d give it a whirl for this week’s #MakeEveryWeek.
I wondered if I could see from space the lovely thaw we had the past couple of days, with highs hitting near 60.