Typhoon Tingting (11W) over the Northern Mariana Islands

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Tingting on June 29, 2004 at 3:45 UTC. At that time, Tingting was located approximately 345 miles south-southeast of Iwo Jima and was packing sustained winds of 92 miles per hour with higher gusts to 115 miles per hour. The storm was forecast to strengthen and continue on a west-northwest path.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Eruption of Anatahan Volcano, Northern Mariana Islands

On May 10, 2003, the Anatahan Volcano in the Northern Mariana Islands announced its presence with the eruption of a huge plume of volcanic ash that spread hundreds of miles across the Pacific Ocean. This is the first documented eruption of this volcano, which is on the island of the same name. The island is only 9 kilometers long and is made up of two volcanoes that are slowly coalescing. This image of the ash plume was captured on May 11, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Typhoon Songda (22W) over the Northern Mariana Islands

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MODIS ) aboard NASAs Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Songda on September 1, 2004, at 00:40 UTC. At the time this image was taken Songda was located approximately 740 km (460 miles) southeast of Iwo Jima, Japan and was moving towards the northwest at 28 km/hr (17 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 232 km/hr (144 mph) with higher gusts to 278 km/hr (173 mph).
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC