The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 5, 2004 at 13:30 UTC (9:30 AM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 1670 km (1040 miles) east of the Windward Islands and was moving towards the west near 33 km/hr (21 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds near 140 km/hr (85 mph) with higher gusts.
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.
- Terra - MODIS