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Tropical Cyclone Beni 12P North of New Caledonia Pacific
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Tropical Cyclone Beni (12P), North of New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean

February 15, 2013
These true-color images from the MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Aqua and Terra spacecrafts show Tropical Cyclone Beni located approximately 215 miles south-southeast Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Jan. 26. Beni’s maximum sustained winds were near 60 mph and the storm intensified over the subsequent 36-48 hours. Beni moved south toward New Caledonia over the next few days, under the influence of a low to mid-level ridge to the northeast. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC


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