World Trade Center - New York City
9-11 Terrorist Attacks
SPOT Satellite Images of World Trade Center Fires
SPOT satellite image of Manhattan, acquired on September 11 at 11:55 AM EST, 3 hours after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. The colors result from the use of infrared bands to identify the actual fire hot spots (see red spots near the base of the smoke plume). The SPOT satellites orbit at an altitude of 822 km.
[This copyrighted image may be used free of charge, with the appropriate copyright attribution, as follows: (c) CNES/SPOT Image 2001)