April 2, 2013
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this bird’s-eye view of Typhoon Parma churning in the western Pacific Ocean. With top sustained winds near 100 mph, Parma was centered 540 miles to the east of Iwo Jima and was moving toward the northeast at 14 mph. Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Environment, Typhoons, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Earth, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Pacific typhoon season