Ophelia Hits Ireland

Ophelia Hits Ireland
  • Credit:

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.

Hurricane Ophelia weakened and devolved into a post-tropical cyclone on the evening of October 15, 2017. However, the storm maintained enough strength to deliver destructive winds and rain to Ireland and the United Kingdom the next day. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of Ophelia at 12:55 p.m. local time (11:55 Universal Time) on October 16, 2017.

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  • Data Date:

    October 16, 2017
  • Visualization Date:

    October 16, 2017
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration