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Hurricane Charley

Hurricane Charley

The MODIS sensor aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Charley on August 13 at 12:35 p.m. EDT. At the time this image was taken Charley was rapidly gaining strength and would reach category 4 status just 90 minutes later. Maximum sustained winds at 2:00 p.m. were at 145 mph and Charley was moving towards the north-northeast at 20 mph.

Image courtesy of the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.