April 10, 2013
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on Septebmer 10, 2004 at 18:30 UTC (2:30 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 140 km (85 miles) south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and was moving towards the west-northwest at 19 km/hr (12 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds of 230 km/hr (145 mph) with higher gusts. 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: Natural disasters, Caribbean, Spacecraft, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hurricane Ivan, Atlantic hurricane season, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua