Hurricane Fausto, Eastern Pacific Ocean

Hurricane Fausto, Eastern Pacific Ocean
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Hurricane Fausto began in the eastern Pacific Ocean west of Mexico on August 21, 2002. The storm reached Category 4 hurricane status on August 24 before weakening as it moved westward. This image of the storm was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on August 24, 2002.

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Metadata

  • Data Date:

    August 24, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    August 27, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration