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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 3, 2004 at 15:15 UTC (11:15 AM EDT). At the time this image was taken, Frances was located approximately 65 km (40 miles) northwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. Maximum sustained winds had decreased to 185 km/hr (115 mph) and the minimum central pressure had risen to 957 millibars. Frances was moving towards the northwest at 9 mph.

NASA image courtesy Jesse Allen, NASA's Earth Observatory.