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Typhoon Namtheun

Typhoon Namtheun

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Namtheun churning in the Pacific waters southwest of Hachijojima, Japan. At the time this image was taken, Namtheun had maximum sustained winds of 80 knots with higher gusts to 100 knots and was movind due west at 4 knots.

The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats.

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