Sorry, please help me clarify this issue.

Assume that I have information from a Landsat 8 image with the time shown as below:

Start time: 2018:288:03:13:25.1532590 Stop time: 2018:288:03:13:56.9232570

Does it mean the image was at 3:13m:25s UTC?

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The format of Landsat 8 start/stop times is: YYYY:DDD:HH:MM:SS. So in your example above, the start time would be Oct. 15, 2018 at 3:13:25.1532590 (3 hours, 13 minutes, 25.1532590 seconds).

You can refer to the Landsat documentation here.

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