Cyclone 16S Off Madagascar • Earth.com

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

With sustained winds of 84 km per hour (52 mph), Tropical Cyclone 16S has hovered off Madagascar’s northeastern coast for the last couple of days. This true-color image of the storm was acquired on February 10, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. The high-resolution image available here is 500 meters per pixel. Visit the MODIS Rapid Response Team, for a copy of this scene at MODIS’ full resolution of 250 meters per pixel.

Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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