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Tropical Cyclone Craig Hits Northern Territory
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Tropical Cyclone Craig Hits Northern Territory

February 20, 2013
Off the north coast of Australia, Tropical Cyclone Craig was poised to cross over from the Timor Sea (left) to the Gulf of Carpentaria (right) in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on March 11, 2003. The center of the storm is located roughly in image center, on the northern tip of Northern Territory. Craig was expected to generally weaken as it moved eastward, but could briefly intensify over the waters of the Gulf before making landfall again on the Cape York Peninsula. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC