Fresh Himawari 8, Stale DSCOVR?

Apr 16, 2020
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I'm happy to see DSCOVR is back on line.

I've always been curious about something.

Why are images from DSCOVR's EPIC camera always a day old?

I argue with flat Earthers on YouTube, and it would be nice to tell them to go outside and check the weather they see against images from DSCOVR.

Himawari 8 images appear to be close to real time. Why aren't DSCOVR's?

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Catastrophe

The devil is in the detail
Please excuse my ignorance
"A series of corrections must be applied before either realistic color images or science data products can be obtained. "
Do these take any significant time or are they just nanosecond jobs?
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