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Tropical Storm Beni
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Tropical Storm Beni

February 15, 2013
This true-color image from the MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows Tropical Cyclone Beni located approximately 215 miles south-southeast Honiara, Solomon Islands. Beni's maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph and the storm is expected to intensify over the next 36-48 hours. Expected movement is towards the south as Beni is influenced by a low to mid-level ridge to the northeast. Visit the MODIS Rapid Response Team for a copy of this scene at MODIS' full resolution of 250 meters per pixel. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.