Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) south of Japan

Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) south 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 3, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Aqua spacecraft. As of September 4, the hurricane was moving straight towards Taiwan and packing sustained winds of 104 miles (167 kilometers) per hour. The storm is likely to make landfall in Taiwan by the morning of September 5.

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  • Data Date:

    September 3, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    September 4, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration