Print these NOAA SciJinks Valentine's Day cards and give them to family and friends!
My love for you is electric!
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—R Series of weather satellites monitor lightning on Earth to help warn us of dangerous weather conditions. GOES-R's lightning mapper tracks lightning in the sky even through dense, dark clouds.
Learn more about lightning!
Even if we're far apart, you still have all of my heart!
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—R Series of weather satellites, operated by NOAA, orbit 22,000 miles above Earth. From up there, they can do a lot to help us down here. The GOES-R Satellites may have a long distance relationship with Earth, but they work together perfectly!
Learn more about GOES-R weather satellites!
My heart is burning for you!
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—R Series of weather satellites watch the sun for big bursts of energy, which send waves of radiation toward Earth that can damage satellites and affect power grids. This kind of weather created by the sun is called space weather.
Learn more about space weather!
There is no one exactly like you!
How likely is it for two snowflakes to experience the same exact conditions all the way down to the microscopic level? Astronomically unlikely! That's why you will never find two identical flakes. Each snowflake is unique, just like you!
Learn more about snowflakes!
You bring sunshine even on the cloudiest day.
Clouds are made up of water droplets or ice crystals that float in the sky. We can see them from the ground, of course, but the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—R Series of weather satellites watch clouds from space, too. These satellites help detect changes in cloud-top features, helping scientists assess the potential size and severity of a storm even before it reaches its peak.
Learn more about clouds!
You bring color to my world!
A rainbow is caused by sunlight and atmospheric conditions. Light enters a water droplet, slowing down and bending as it goes from air to denser water. The light reflects off the inside of the droplet, separating into its component wavelengths – or colors. When light exits the droplet, it makes a rainbow!
Learn more about rainbows!