The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this view of Typhoon Neoguri at 2 p.m. local time (0500 Universal Time) on July 8, 2014. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported one hour after the MODIS image (0600 UTC) that the storm had sustained winds of approximately 110 knots (130 miles or 200 kilometers per hour), a category 3 typhoon. It was centered at 26.50° North latitude and 125.80° East longitude.
Astronaut Alexander Gerst has been posting images of the typhoon on this flickr page.
- Joint Typhoon Warning Center (2014) Current Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean Tropical Systems. Accessed July 8, 2014.
- Unisys Weather (2014) Neoguri Tracking Data. Accessed July 8, 2014.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
- Aqua - MODIS