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Cloud Building Over Hainan

The clouds that frequently produce severe weather—cumulonimbus—are seen building up during the afternoon over the South China Sea.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and Natural-color animation based on Himawari imagery, courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published May 27, 2020
Data acquired May 11, 2020

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
Himawari-8