Seen from space: How the GOES-T launch looked from 22,300 miles away

GOES-T had a successful launch Tuesday afternoon from Florida, and the clouds cleared just in time to watch from both the ground and space.

NOAA’s GOES-16 and GOES-17 caught the launch in Cape Canaveral from more than 22,300 miles away.

The imagery, shared by NOAA, shows the GeoColor imagery from space.

GOES-16 was known as GOES-R before reaching orbit. It was the first of four in the GOES-R series. The series includes four weather satellites: GOES-16, GOES-17, GOES-T and GOES-U.

This series is a joint effort between NOAA and NASA to develop, launch and operate weather satellites. NOAA manages GOES satellites, and NASA oversees the acquisition of the spacecraft and instruments.

Once GOES-T becomes operational, it will keep an eye on the western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.