Super Typhoon Maemi (15W) south of Japan
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Maemi located south-southeast of Okinawa, Japan. At the time this image was taken, Maemi was packing sustained winds of 130 mph with gusts to 160 mph.
Maemi is the Korean name for a cicada that legend says chirps madly to warn of a coming typhoon.