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Typhoon Mindulle

Typhoon Mindulle

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this true-color image os Typhoon Mindulle churning in the Pacific waters approximately 480 miles southeast of Tapei, Taiwan. At the time this image was taken, Mindulle had maximium sustained winds of 130 mph with gusts to 160 mph and was moving to the northwest at only 4 mph. According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Mindulle was continuing to intensify in a favorable environment with the eye becoming more symetrical and better defined.

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