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Hurricane Kate

Hurricane Kate

Hurricane Kate is gathering strength in the Atlantic. The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of Hurricane Kate about 1225 miles east southeast of Bermuda on October 2, 2003 at 16:05 UTC. At that time, Kate had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, but was expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC