May 13, 2008 - Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun is shown here in the Phillipine Sea on May 11, 2008, at 1:55 UTC. The image was captured by the MODIS on the Terra satellite. The storm has a very developed eye and eyewall.

The typhoon, which was at one point a Category 3 storm, is headed northwards, towards Tokyo. It not expected to make landfall in Japan, however. The storm is likely to weaken and dissipate over the Pacific Ocean.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 05/11/2008
Resolutions: 1km ( B), 500m ( B), 250m ( B)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC