April 10, 2013
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Chaba on August 28 at 4:15 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Chaba was located approximately 685 km (426 miles) southeast of Sasebo, Japan and was moving towards the northwest at 6 km/hr (3 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 213 km/hr (132 mph) with higher gusts to 259 km/hr (161 mph) The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Typhoons, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Spacecraft, Environment, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Chaba, Typhoon Chaba, Aqua, Earth, Spaceflight