The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Frances swirling in the tropical Atlantic Ocean on August 28 at 14:15 UTC (10:15 AM EDT). At the time this image was taken Frances was located approximately 1190 km (740 miles) east of the northern Leeward Islands and was moving towards the northwest at 15 km/hr (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 195 km/hr (120 mph) with an estimated minimum central pressure of 958 mmillibars.
The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats.
NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
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