Himawari-8 Areas of Coverage and Observations Schedule Posted on 2016-08-02 Latest Himawari-8 operational schedule is here. Information of current location of “Target area” can be seen here. Possible areas of coverage and strategy for image acquisition More information is provided under http://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/en/himawari89/space_segment/spsg_ahi.html#obs. This figure has been provided since 3 September 2014 as “Japan area”. Final information for scanning area will come from the result of In-Orbit-Testing.