Typhoon Etau (11W) approaching Japan

Typhoon Etau (11W) approaching Japan
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The MODIS instrument onboard the Aqua spacecraft captured this true-color image of Typhoon Etau—the 10th typhoon of the season’as it was located 470 kilometers south-southeast of Naha, capital of Okinawa Prefecture. Etau was moving north-northwest at 25 km per hour with sustained winds of 165 km per hour (104 mph) and is expected to reach Okinawa Island very early tomorrow (Thursday, August 7) morning.

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  • Data Date:

    August 6, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 6, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
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