Great Abaco Island and Grand Bahama • Earth.com

Last update: September 20th, 2019 at 10:14 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the northern Bahamas on September 7, 2019, where Hurricane Dorian lingered for nearly 40 consecutive hours.

The storm had reached Category 5 strength by the time it stalled in the Bahamas, and had become the second strongest Atlantic hurricane in modern meteorological records.

This natural-color image of Great Abaco Island and Grand Bahama was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

 

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