Hainan Island in China • Earth.com

Last update: July 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Hainan Island in China with a massive storm cloud lingering above.

Professor Paul Markowski of Pennsylvania State University said the cloud is a cumulonimbus cloud, which is associated with thunderstorms and heavy precipitation. 

The photo was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on May 11, 2020.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA

 

 

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