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Tropical Cyclone Grace
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Tropical Cyclone Grace

April 4, 2013
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Grace 500 miles east of Mackay and moving to the southeast. According to the Brisbane Weather Bureau, Graces's low pressure was acting alongside a high pressure system over Tasmania resulting in a steep pressure gradient causing gale force winds and high seas along the Queensland coast. Credit: Image courtesy Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory Team at NASA GSFC.