Tropical Cyclone Carlos swirling off the coast of Madagascar
Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite and features a true-color photo of Tropical Cyclone Carlos off the eastern coast of Madagascar.
Tropical Cyclone Carlos formed in the Indian Ocean on February 4th just north of La Reunion Island. The storm became the fourth of the season in the Southern Hemisphere. Carlos then moved west, and as of February 10th, had wind speeds of over 50 miles per hour.
The storm then began to deteriorate and became subtropical over the weekend, but NASA has kept observing its remnants as they have continued to circulate and cause severe weather.
By February 13th, when this image was taken, the remaining low pressure area picked up some steam, seeing better circulation than it had the previous few days. The storm now continues to move southeast across the Southern Indian Ocean.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer