Last update: June 15th, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Tropical Storm Andres, which was this year’s first tropical storm in the Western Hemisphere.
The storm developed on May 8th and 9th, setting a new record for the earliest formation of a tropical storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the average date for the first named storm in the eastern Pacific is June 10, while the first hurricane usually arrives by June 26.
The image of Andres was captured on May 9, 2021 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory