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News Release

First images from Himawari-8

Japan Meteorological Agency
18 Dec. 2014

At 02:40 UTC on 18 December 2014, the first images from all 16 bands were captured by JMA's Himawari-8 next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite, which was launched on 7 October 2014.

Testing and checking of the Himawari-8 system, including related ground facilities, are going well. Himawari-8 is scheduled to start operation in mid-2015.

For more information: http://www.jma-net.go.jp/msc/en/support/index.html *Link to MSC/JMA

Note: The images shown and linked to here are smaller than their original versions.

True-color composite

True-color composite
(Band 1 (blue), Band 2 (green), Band 3 (red))

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 1.8 MB
(Medium) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 6.6 MB
(Large) 11,000 × 11,000 pixels, 22.4 MB

Band 01

Band 1 (0.46 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.7 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 13.6 MB
Band 02

Band 2 (0.51 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.7 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 14.1 MB
Band 03

Band 3 (0.64 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.7 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 13.7 MB
Band 04

Band 4 (0.86 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.9 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 15.5 MB
Band 05

Band 5 (1.6 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.6 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 14.5 MB
Band 06

Band 6 (2.3 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.3 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 13.7 MB
Band 07

Band 7 (3.9 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.2 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 12.8 MB
Band 08

Band 8 (6.2 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 1.9 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 7.7 MB
Band 09

Band 9 (7.0 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 2.2 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 8.2 MB
Band 10

Band 10 (7.3 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 2.4 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 9.0 MB
Band 11

Band 11 (8.6 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.1 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 11.6 MB
Band 12

Band 12 (9.6 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 2.5 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 9.7 MB
Band 13

Band 13 (10.4 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.0 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 11.3 MB
Band 14

Band 14 (11.2 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 3.0 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 11.4 MB
Band 15

Band 15 (12.3 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 2.9 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 10.9 MB
Band 16

Band 16 (13.3 µm)

(Small) 2,750 × 2,750 pixels, 2.6 MB
(Large) 5,500 × 5,500 pixels, 10.5 MB