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Typhoon Nida

Typhoon Nida

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image os Typhoon Nida swirling in the waters 230 miles east of Manila. At the time this image was taken, Nida was packing sustained winds of 150 mph with gusts to 185 mph.

More than 16,000 people have been displaced or stranded in the eastern and central Philippines as hurricane-force winds forced ports to close.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.