Hurricane Isabel
acquired September 17, 2003 download large image (1 MB, JPEG, 1800x2400)

The outer bands of Hurricane Isabel sweep over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite on September 17, 2003 at 2:24 pm, US Eastern time. At this time, the eye of the hurricane was still about 350 miles from the US shoreline, but moving north-northwest at 11 miles per hour. Isabel is a Category 2 hurricane, with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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Aqua - MODIS

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