Provided by the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.
The SeaWiFS sensor onboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this visible image of Typhoon Nanmadol on December 2, 2004, at 4:15 UTC. At the time this image was taken Nanmadol was located approximately 590 miles east-southeast of Naga City and was moving towards the west-northwest at 27 mph. This make Nanmadol the fastest moving typhoon of the 2004 season. Maximum sustained winds were near 121 mph with higher gusts to 150 mph.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.