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Hemispheric coverage of a geostationary satellite

FIGURE 3.4: Example of the hemispheric coverage of a geostationary satellite. Taken by NASA's Applications Technology Satellite 3 (ATS 3) at 1402 UTC on July 21, 1970. Note that Tropical Storm Becky can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida. SOURCE: NOAA Photo Library.

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