Hurricane Fabian northeast of the Lesser Antilles
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA´s Terra spacecraft captured this bird´s-eye view of Hurricane Fabian in the Atlantic Ocean on September 2, 2003. In this image Fabian is located about 190 miles north-northeast of Barbuda in the northern Leeward Islands. At the time this image was taken, Fabian was a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale and was packing sustained winds of 140 mph with higher gusts.