Cyclone 06B over Sri Lanka and India
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Cyclone 06B over Sri Lanka and India

December 3, 2008
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 MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite on that day.

The storm's organization was affected by its passage over land. The edges of the spiral cloud pattern are 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).

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