Typhoon Chaba (19W) south of Japan
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Chaba on August 29, 2004, at 1:45 UTC. At the time this image was taken Chaba was located approximately 537 km (334 miles) south-southeast of Sasebo, Japan and was moving towards the west-northwest at 15 km/hr (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 194 km/hr (121 mph) with higher gusts to 241 km/hr (150 mph).