Welcome to the California Skywatch Section on Satellite Images
The United States and Many Foreign Countries have Tremendous Capabilities to View the Earth in Great Detail with ever-advancing Technologies and Telescopes. These Technologies are so far Advanced that Many of the Images we see of Earth Today have to be Edited. Many are Classified so that the General Public will not know the Scope and highly detailed Ground Images which are used for both Spying and Military Capabilities.
We have known since 2003, that the U.S. Weather Service satellite driven computers can see the beginning of contrail formation a few seconds after a jet leaves a trail...as soon as it becomes visible. We also know that our satellites are so sensitive that they can detect and identify haze. We also know that the U.S. Weather Service has decided that the Man-Made Clouds and Jet Trails are classified as "normal clouds", not man-made events.
The PDF Files below contain Information and Satellite Images of Jet Contrails. Those that you find for California and other areas of the United States Correspond to Actual Photographs taken from the Ground. We encourage everyone to begin to take ground-based photographs, and check the Satellite Images at the same time, so that both a photograph and a Satellite Image is recorded on a pdf document with date, location, and time. (Some Satellite Images are better than others or are taking different types of readings. Use the ones that show the best images.)
We will be Posting some of the Photographs that go with the Satellite Images in the PDF files below.
The following PDF Satellite Images , with the Prefix 441M, show how military aircraft leaving persistent jet contrails form man-made clouds that change the climate.
The June 18, 2011, Satellite Images Below Show Persistent Jet Contrails over the Pacific Ocean. The State of California was "BLITZED" by jets leaving contrails over California on June 18, 2011. Photographs will be placed in this so that not only will the public be able to seen the Satellite Images but also the photographs that many of us snapped on this day.
June 19, 2011 was Father's Day. Missing in Action were the Jets leaving Persistent Jet Contrails and Man-Made Clouds in Northern California. No clouds...no trails...no jets...what a glorious day! (Only a little light haze was seen later in the P.M. hours.
This is a different type of Satellite Image which was saved between June 17-18, 2011, as PDF Files during the California Jet Trail "Blitz". Note the differences between the images above and the images produced by this type of Satellite Images.
The Satellite Image below was also taken on June 18, 2011, as another comparison of Satellite Images.