Typhoon Haiyan seen by NASA

NASA captured images of Typhoon Haiyan, Category 5 when it made landfall near Leyte, in the Philippines. The Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard moderate NASA’s Aqua satellite captured images of Typhoon Haiyan in where it is observed that maintains its structure as it moves over the central Philippines. The image also shows large and thick bands of typhoon spiral towards the center from the northeast. Hiayan clouds spread across the country from the Cagayan Valley in the north of the region, to Soccsksargen in the south. Typhoon Haiyan had maximum sustained winds of 315 kilometers per hour and gusts of 380 kilometers per hour, considered as a powerful typhoon category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson.




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