Super Typhoon Halong in Western Pacific

Typhoon Halong continued to hover off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, on July 16, 2002. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from that date shows the storm draped over the northern portion of the island. The storm moved quickly up the coast of Japan, but still brought heavy rains and flooding, and disrupted trains and air traffic across Japan. The storm came within the same week as Typhoon Chataan, and the region is already looking ahead to the predicted track of another Typhoon, Fengshen, which is moving toward northwest through the western Pacific. Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensors fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.
Source: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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