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“GO” Message Seen In Clouds By NOAA-NASA Satellite, Pareidolia Explained

FACTS: Pareidolia is the tendency to perceive a familiar and meaningful image in a visual pattern. This typically happens when we go to therapy and your shrink performs a Rorschach inkblot test. This also happened this past Friday, May 6, when Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16 (GOES-16) snapped this photo just off the coast of Chile. GOES’s are operated by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) while the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) oversees the design, manufacturing, and implementation of them.

QUOTES: NOAA Officials on Twitter, “While we’re happy it’s Friday, NOAA satellites never rest,keeping a constant and vigilant watch over Earth’s weather..”We were surprised to see this interesting pattering in the marine stratocumulus clouds off the coast of Chile today, that appears to form the letter ‘G.”