Cyclone Harvey Moves Over Australia
April 18, 2013
This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows Cyclone Harvey in the Gulf of Carpentaria at 4:30 UTC on February 7, 2005. At the time this image was taken, Harvey had maximum sustained winds of 58 mph (50 knots) with maximum gusts near 75 mph (65 knots) and was moving towards the southwest at 15 mph (13 knots). The cyclone was expected to impact the coast on Monday afternoon (local time) near the border between the Northern Territory and Queensland. In this image, the grey borderline runs to the coast, showing just how close the center of the storm is to making landfall. Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Cyclone Harvey, Australia, 2004–05 Australian region cyclone season, 2001–02 Australian region cyclone season, 1980–85 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone seasons, Climate of Australia, Pacific ocean, Earth, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration