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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 Collection 2 Level-1 dataset(s). (Ascending scenes are only available in the Level-1 datasets.)
  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.