The MODIS instrument flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 10, 2004 at 15:25 UTC (11:25 AM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 245 km (155 miles) southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and was moving towards the west-northwest at 19 km/hr (12 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 230 km/hr (145 mph) with higher gusts.
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.