The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Frances on August 31, 2004 at 17:55 UTC (1:55 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Frances was located approximately 230 km (140 miles) north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico and was moving towards the west near 26 km/hr (16 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 225 km/hr (140 mph) and the storm's minimum central pressure was down to 942 millibars.
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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