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Hurricane Frances

Hurricane Frances

The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Frances on September 1, 2004 at 15:30 UTC (11:30 AM EDT). At the time this image was taken Frances was located approximately 1180 kilometers (735 miles) east-southeast of the southeast coast of Florida. Maximum sustained winds were near 220 km/hr (140 mph) and the storm was moving towards the west-northwest at 26 km/hr (16 mph).

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

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