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Know how Landsat 8 completes its 1 rotation to give brighter imagery

As the earth orbits the sun, Landsat 8 positions itself too.

Just to be in the sun synchro

As the earth orbits the sun, Landsat 8 positions itself too.

Just to be in the sun-synchronous orbit.
And,
capture imageries in direct sunlight.

It happens every 99 minutes.

As Landsat travels from north pole to south pole,
It captures data over 115 mile wide “swath” Everyday it covers 14 swaths.

In 16 days the Landsat 8 completes a full rotation and gives full picture of our planet.

Once a rotation is complete

The Landsat 8 mission starts the mission again to watch global changes as they happen.