April 2, 2013
Hurricane Kate is gathering strength in the Atlantic. The MODIS instrument on NASA's s Aqua satellite captured this image of Hurricane Kate about 1225 miles east southeast of Bermuda on October 2, 2003 at 16:05 UTC. At that time, Kate had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, but was expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours. 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.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Weather, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Environment, Hurricane Kate, Atlantic hurricane season, Aqua, Earth