Tropical Cyclone Kalunde in the Central Indian Ocean • Earth.com

Last update: June 25th, 2019 at 5:12 pm

With sustained winds near 64 km per hour (40 mph), Tropical Cyclone was located approximately 449 miles southeast of Diego Garcia and was moving towards the west-northwest at 7 km per hour (5 mph) as of March 5, 2003. This true-color image of the storm was acquired March 5 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

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

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