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MODIS Data Affected By Solar Eclipses


The MODIS Land data products generated using the sensor data acquired during the Solar eclipses may have quality related problems. Since there is no automated process implemented at MODAPS to identify the MODIS overpass intersecting the Solar eclipse, the affected L1B granules could not be removed from the C5 reprocessing and forward processing. The anomaly in the TOA irradiance and reflectance is propagated to the downstream daily surface reflectance product and the L3 daily and n-day composite products. Users are advised to refer to the following table for possible data anomaly in the product due to eclipse. This listing contains eclipse days highly visible in the global browse images of L2 Daily Surface Reflectance. The affected area appears dark in the global browse. Other eclipses may have had more subtle effects. The location of the data most strongly affected by each eclipse is noted for each one. Click on the link to see the global browse of the surface reflectance for the day and also the high resolution browse of the affected spatial subset. The exact trajectory of each of these eclipses can be found at the NASA ECLIPSE WEB SITE.

Updated: 09/08/2016

SatelliteDateLocation
Terra 2000360 (December 25, 2000) North American
2002161 (June 10, 2002) Pacific Ocean near China and Japan
2002338 (December 4, 2002) Near Madagascar
2005276 (October 3, 2005) Northern Africa
2006088 (March 29, 2006) Northern Africa
2009026 (January 26, 2009) Near Madagascar
2009203 (July 22, 2009) Eastern Asia
2010015 (January 15, 2010) Near Madagascar
2011004 (January 4, 2011) East North Europe
2012141 (May 20, 2012) Northern Pacific Ocean
2013307 (November 3, 2013) Western Africa
2014119 (April 29, 2014) Southern Indian Ocean
2015079 (March 20, 2015) Europe
2015256 (September 13, 2015) Southern Indian Ocean and Antarctica
2016245 (September 01, 2016) Southern Africa

Aqua 2004110 (April 19, 2004) Southern Africa
2005276 (October 3, 2005) Eastern Africa
2006088 (March 29, 2006) Eastern Africa
2006265 (September 22, 2006) Southern Africa
2009203 (July 22, 2009) North of Australia- may only affect small islands in Pacific
2010015 (January 15, 2010) India
2011004 (January 4, 2011) Eastern Europe
2013130 (May 10, 2013) Pacific Ocean near Hawaii
2013307 (November 3, 2013) Equatorial Central Africa
2014119 (April 29, 2014) Southern Indian Ocean/Western Australia
2014296 (October 23, 2014) North America
2015079 (March 20, 2015) Europe
2015256 (September 13, 2015) Southern Indian Ocean and Antarctica
2016069 (March 09, 2016) Pacific Ocean
2016245 (September 01, 2016) Southern Indian Ocean


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Curator: Demi Feng
NASA Official: Edward Masuoka

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