April 22, 2013
Typhoon Matsa is shown here on the morning of August 4, 2005. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite at 04:30 UTC (2:30 p.m. local time). The typhoon was a well-organized, mature storm by that point, with steady winds of around 150 kilometers per hour (90 miles per hour). As of August 4, it was predicted to head into northern China, making landfall around Wenzhou and bringing substantial rain to areas only just recently drenched by Super Typhoon Haitang. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the MODIS Rapid Response team.
Topics: Environment, Typhoons, Pacific typhoon season, Pacific ocean, Weather, Typhoon Haitang, Typhoon Matsa, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua, Earth, Spacecraft, Disaster Accident