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Cyclone 06B over Sri Lanka and India
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On November 26, 2008, Cyclone 06B was passing northwest over the island of Sri Lanka and approaching the southern tip of India. This image of the storm was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. The storm’s organization was being affected by passage over land. The clouds had a spiral pattern, but they were becoming ragged. According to reports from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at 5:30 p.m. local time in Sri Lanka, the storm had sustained winds of 50 knots (58 mph), with gusts of up to 65 knots (75 mph).