Before winding down on July 6, 2002, Typhoon Rammasun reached Category 3 hurricane status, with maximum sustained winds of 110 knots (127 miles per hour). On July 4, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image of the storm off the coast of China and Taiwan (partially cloud covered). The storm veered northward and eventually made landfall over Korea, where it broke up.
Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.