Hurricane Ivan (09L) off Jamaica (afternoon overpass)
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 10, 2004, at 18:30 UTC (2:30 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 140 km (85 miles) south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and was moving towards the west-northwest at 19 km/hr (12 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds of 230 km/hr (145 mph) with higher gusts.