Typhoon Ketsana (20W), off the Philippine Islands

Typhoon Ketsana (20W), off the Philippine Islands
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Ketsana churning in the northern Philippine Sea. With estimated sustained winds of 120 mph, Ketsana was centered about 680 miles to the south of Iwo Jima and was moving toward the northeast at 4 mph.

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  • Data Date:

    October 23, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 23, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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