April 10, 2013
The MODIS instrument flying aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Javier on September 13, 2004 at 20:40 UTC (4:40 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Javier was located approximately 982 km (610 miles) southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and was moving towards the northwest at 15 km/hr (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 222 km/hr (138 mph) with higher gusts to 269 km/hr (167 mph). Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, from data provided by the MODIS Rapid Response team.
Topics: Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Disaster Accident, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hurricane Javier, Aqua