The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on Septebmer 11, 2004 at 16:10 UTC (12:10 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 50 km (30 miles) southwest of the western tip of Jamaica and was moving towards the west-northwest at 13 km/hr (8 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds of 230 km/hr (145 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