Here’s a really neat site for viewing current, or very recent satellite imagery, even just for fun! NASA makes so many products public on the web, including this.
In the first section titled “Most Recent GOES Images,” the links for individual images, animations, or even .kmz files to load manually as an overlay in Google Earth are available for the western and eastern United States. The “Medium Movie” quality looked fantastic. This one is definitely bookmarked on my machine.