Typhoon Nida (04W) over the Philippines

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MODIS ) onboard NASAs Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Nida swirling in the waters 230 miles east of Manila. At the time this image was taken, Nida was packing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour with gusts to 185 mph. More than 16,000 people have been displaced or stranded in the eastern and central Philippines as hurricane-force winds forced ports to close.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Mapas Owje