Super Typhoon Maemi (15W) South of Japan • Earth.com

Last update: August 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Maemi located south-southeast of Okinawa, Japan. At the time this image was taken, Maemi was packing sustained winds of 130 mph with gusts to 160 mph.

Maemi is the Korean name for a cicada that legend says chirps madly to warn of a coming typhoon.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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