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Cyclone Hary Off Madagascar

Cyclone Hary Off Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Hary can be seen bearing down on Madagascar in this true-color image taken on March 8, 2002, at 7:00 UTC by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The cyclone, which came out of the east, hit the northern tip of Madagascar today before turning south and moving along the eastern shore of the island. At the time this image was taken, the cyclone carried sustained winds of roughly 222 kilometers (138 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 269 kilometers (167 miles) per hour.

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