Super Typhoon Phanfone
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this natural-colour view of Typhoon Phanfone, a category 3 storm, at 10:55 a.m. Japan Standard Time (01:55 Universal Time) on 3 October 2014.
Near the time of this image, maximum sustained winds were estimated at 204 kilometres (127 miles) per hour, according to Unisys Weather. At 12:12 p.m. Japan Standard Time (03:12 Universal Time) that day, maximum significant wave height was 13 metres (44 feet), according to the U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The typhoon was centered at 24.4° North latitude, 133.7° East longitude, about 1,370 kilometres (850 miles) south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.
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Credit: NASA Earth Observatory