Hurricane Amanda

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Hurricane Amanda

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This natural-color image of Hurricane Amanda in the eastern Pacific Ocean was captured by Aqua’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) at 21:00 UTC (2:00 p.m. PDT) on May 25, 2014. At that time, Amanda was a Category 4 storm with peak winds of 250 kilometers (155 miles) per hour, making it the strongest May hurricane on record.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.