Typhoon Songda

Typhoon Songda
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

The SeaWiFS instrument aboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this oblique view of Typhoon Songda on September 3, 2004 at 4:00 UTC. At the time this image was taken Songda was located approximately 834 km (518 miles) east-southeast of Okinawa, Japan and was moving towards the west-northwest at 20 km/hr (13 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 213 km/hr (132 mph) with gusts to 259 km/hr (161 mph).

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  • Data Date:

    September 3, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    September 3, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration