Last update: June 17th, 2019 at 12:15 am
With sustained winds near 112 km per hour (70 mph), Tropical Cyclone Japhet (19S) is thriving in the warm waters between Madagascar and Mozambique. This true-color image of the storm was acquired on February 27, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. The high-resolution image available here is 500 meters per pixel. Visit the MODIS Rapid Response Team, for a copy of this scene at MODIS’ full resolution of 250 meters per pixel.
Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC