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NASA TRMM Satellite Flyby of Cyclone Evan in 3-D

December 17, 2012

NASA’s TRMM satellite passed above an intensifying Tropical Cyclone Evan on Dec. 11 at 1759 UTC (12:59 p.m. EST/U.S.) and saw the tallest thunderstorms around Evan’s center of circulation reached 16.5 km (10.25 miles) while other storms tops nearby were measured at 14.75 km (9.17 miles).

Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce