April 10, 2013
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on Septebmer 13, 2004 at 19:00 UTC (3:00 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 110 km (70 miles) south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba and was moving towards the northwest at 13 km/hr (8 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds of 260 km/hr (160 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: Geography of North America, Natural disasters, Spacecraft, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Aqua, Hurricane Ivan, Atlantic hurricane season, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer