NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Haikui on August 5. The AIRS instrument captured an infrared image of the cloud temperatures that showed the strongest storms and heaviest rainfall in all quadrants of the storm except the northern area.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Typhoon Haikui as it nears landfall in China. This image was captured on Aug. 6, 2012, at 0220 UTC and shows Haikui's western edges brushing eastern China.
Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
Haikui is expected to make landfall south of Shanghai early on August 8.
High-resolution MODIS image available at: http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/imagery/single.cgi?image=Haikui.A2012219.0220.2km.jpg
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