Typhoon Lingling moves through the Yellow Sea • Earth.com

Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Typhoon Lingling, which approached the Philippines and Japan’s Ryukyu Islands last week with heavy rain and strong winds. 

According to NASA, the typhoon is expected to weaken as its outer bands interact with South Korea, but forecasters predict heavy rainfall and storm surge to cause flooding and possible landslides before the storm weakens. By Saturday morning, 17,000 people were without power in South Korea. 

This image was captured on September 6, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 


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