Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am
This image of Hurricane Sandy was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite around 2:11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (06:11 Universal Time) on October 29, 2012.
Therefore detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared. Also the uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as. The auroras, airglow, gas flares, city lights, fires, and reflected moonlight. Although In this case, the cloud tops were lit by the full Moon.
Also Some city lights in North Carolina and South Carolina are also visible through the clouds.
At 2:00 p.m. on October 29, 2012, the U.S. National Hurricane Center. And estimated Sandy’s location to be 38.3° North and 73.1° West, 110 miles (180 kilometers) southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. And moving northwest at 28 miles (44 kilometers) per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 90 miles (150 kilometers) per hour, and the minimum central barometric pressure was 940 millibars.
For more views of the storm—including a time-lapse video of the storm from dawn to dusk on October 28. Therefore visit our Hurricane Sandy event page and the NASA Hurricane Resource Page. The National Hurricane Center. And operated by NOAA, provides the official U.S. storm forecasts and regular updates on conditions on its home page.