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JMA Himawari-8

agriculture disaster response earth observation geospatial meteorological satellite imagery sustainability weather


Himawari-8, stationed at 140E, owned and operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), is a geostationary meteorological satellite, with Himawari-9 as on-orbit back-up, that provides constant and uniform coverage of east Asia, and the west and central Pacific regions from around 35,800 km above the equator with an orbit corresponding to the period of the earth’s rotation. This allows JMA weather offices to perform uninterrupted observation of environmental phenomena such as typhoons, volcanoes, and general weather systems. Archive data back to July 2015 is available for Full Disk (AHI-L1b-FLDK) products in the bucket. For questions regarding Himawari-8 imagery specifications, visit the JMA site at For examples of Full Disk Himawari-8 imagery coverage, visit the NOAA Himawari-8 data page at

Update Frequency

10 minutes for Full Disk, 2.5 minutes for Regions 1, 2, and 3, and .5 minutes for Regions 4 and 5.


Open Data. There are no restrictions on the use of this data.


Managed By

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How to Cite

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Usage Examples


Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Himawari-8 Imagery
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://noaa-himawari8/
    Browse Bucket
  • Description
    New data notifications for Himawari-8, only Lambda and SQS protocols allowed
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region

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