This site tracks, captures and releases data from weather satellites with orbits that take them over New Zealand.

It also has data from multiple geostationary satellites around the world, with GK-2A captured directly plus others shared by others from around the world.

Satellites which are captured by Kiwiweather are:

  • NOAA 15
  • NOAA 18
  • NOAA 19
  • Meteor M-2
  • International Space Station
  • GK-2A

The website is built around a software / hardware solution which will:

  • Track – when satellites will be overhead
  • Capture – the image data which is broadcast
  • Release – the decoded images

All the software is available in the WxCapture repository on GitHub.

Once decoded, the images are released to the world via: