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How do I search for and download ascending (nighttime) Landsat scenes?

Ascending (nighttime) WRS-2 Path/Row numbers are different from descending (daytime) Path/Rows. Cloud cover values for Landsat night scenes will always be zero.

If you know the daytime path/row or coordinates and want to know the nighttime path/row, use the WRS-2 Path/Row to Latitude/Longitude Converter.

Use EarthExplorer to search using path/row or coordinates:

  1. Access EarthExplorer.
  2. On the Search Criteria tab, enter the  path/row, the coordinates of your area of interest,  or select an area on the map interface.
  3. On the Data Set tab, select the desired Landsat dataset(s).
  4. On the Additional Criteria tab for each dataset, change the Day_Night selection to Night.
  5. Click the Results tab. You can now download the data.

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