Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
The SeaWiFS sensor aboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Chaba on August 26, 2004 at 3:30 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Chaba was located approximately 1185 km (736 miles) south-southeast of Sasebo, Japan and was moving towards the north-northwest at 15 km/hr (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 213 km/hr (132 mph) with higher gusts to 260 km/hr (161 mph). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center was forecasting Chaba to weaken over the next 72 hours.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.