Satellite images can give an overview of for instance which parts of the Earth that are covered by clouds, the types of clouds, and where there is clear sky. A series of satellite images (animation) gives an idea of how the cloud systems develop and move.
The satellite images shown here are from geostationary satellites. These are located above the equator, in such a way that they have a fixed position relative to a point on the surface. Hence, they can provide images of the same area day and night.
The Meteosat satellite (EUMETNET) uses 15 minutes to take an image and return it. Every image consists of 12 channels, and every channel can be used to study different aspects of the atmosphere or the surface of the Earth.
We do not have a text alternative for our satellite images. However, you can read the meteorologist's text forecast (in Norwegian).