Hurricane Chris

Hurricane Chris
  • Credit:

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

On July 10, 2018, Tropical Storm Chris intensified off the coast of the eastern United States and became the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. At 17:35 Universal Time (1:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time), the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image of the storm.

Hurricane Chris continued moving northeast over the Atlantic Ocean on July 11 as a category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters expect the storm to continue on a northeastern track and pass near Newfoundland by July 12.

  • References

  • National Hurricane Center (2018, July 11) Hurricane Chris. Accessed July 11, 2018.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 720x480
  • JPEG
  • 11194x7463
  • JPEG 4 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.


  • Data Date:

    July 10, 2018
  • Visualization Date:

    July 11, 2018
  • Sensor(s):

    Suomi NPP - VIIRS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration