Hurricane Ivan (09L) in the Atlantic
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 Hurricane Ivan on September 5, 2004, at 13:30 UTC (9:30 AM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 1670 km (1040 miles) east of the Windward Islands and was moving towards the west near 33 km/hr (21 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds near 140 km/hr (85 mph) with higher gusts.