Tropical Cyclone Beni (12P), north of New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Beni (12P), north of New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

These true-color images from the MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Aqua and Terra spacecrafts show Tropical Cyclone Beni located approximately 215 miles south-southeast Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Jan. 26. Beni’s maximum sustained winds were near 60 mph and the storm intensified over the subsequent 36-48 hours. Beni moved south toward New Caledonia over the next few days, under the influence of a low to mid-level ridge to the northeast.

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Metadata

  • Data Date:

    January 29, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    January 30, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration