The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Frank (10S) spinning through the South Indian Ocean on February 2, 2004. At that time, Frank had winds of 144 miles per hour (232 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 173 miles per hour (278 km/h). The storm was moving southeast, and posed no threat to land.
The high-resolution image provided above has a resolution of 500 meters per pixel. The image is available in additional resolutions, including MODIS’ maximum resolution of 250 meters per pixel.