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This GOES East GLM imagery shows a high concentration of lightning flashes over the Northern Plains on June 11, 2018. Credit: NOAA Virtual Lab.

GOES-R is a geostationary weather satellite, positioned in a very special orbit over the equator at 22, 300 miles above the equator.

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[This GOES East imagery shows the number of lightning flashes per minute over South Florida on July 10, 2018.]

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GOES-R Primary Capabilities: Visual and Infrared Imagery, Lightning Mapping, Solar Imaging

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Closeup look at Hurricane Irma's eye, acquired by the GOES-16 weather satellite. (Source: RAMMB/CIRA)

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