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How can I find the acquisition time for a Landsat scene?

Landsat descending (daytime) acquisitions run from north to south; they cross the equator between 10:00 am and 10:25 am local time on each pass to provide maximum illumination.

The exact acquisition start and stop times for each scene are listed in the metadata file that is included in the Landsat Level-1 product, and also displayed on EarthExplorer, GloVis and the LandsatLook Viewer. Landsat data acquisition times are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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