Hurricane Ele became Typhoon Ele as it crossed the International Date Line this past weekend. The typhoon/hurricane be seen in the central Pacific in this true-color image taken on August 30, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft. As of September 3, the typhoon was several hundred miles east of the International Date Line and making its way north through the Pacific, packing sustained winds of up to 121 miles (195 kilometers) per hour.
Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA-GSFC
- Terra - MODIS