Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) southeast of Japan

Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) southeast of Japan
  • Credit:

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

Typhoon Sinlaku can be seen south of Japan in this true-color image taken on September 2, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft. At the time the image was taken, the hurricane was moving straight towards Taiwan and packing sustained winds of 110 miles (176 kilometers) per hour.

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  • Data Date:

    September 2, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    September 4, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration