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tlr online
06-07-06, 23:07
Typhoon Ewiniar formed in the western Pacific on June 29, 2006, a hundred miles south of the Yap Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. The tropical depression gathered power and size as it traveled in a zigzagging fashion over the next several days, tracking northwest, then east, northwest again, then north. It passed almost directly through the Yap Islands before turning northwest yet again on a projected track towards the southern end of Japan. Fortunately for the island residents, Ewiniar was still a tropical storm during its passage through the island chain. As of July 4, 2006, Typhoon Ewiniar was 880 kilometers (550 miles) northwest of the Yap Islands.

This image was acquired by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite on July 4, 2006, at 2:40 p.m. local time (04:40 UTC). The typhoon had a very distinct and clear spiral structure in this image, hinting at its intensity. Most of the islands of the area, including Yap, are hidden under the clouds, though the Philippines are visible well to the storm’s west. Sustained winds in the storm system were estimated to be around 200 kilometers per hour (125 miles per hour) around the time the image was captured, according to the University of Hawaii’s Tropical Storm Information Center.

http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/images/image07062006_md.jpg

Satellite: Aqua

Date Acquired: 07/04/2006

Resolutions: 1km (414.2 KB)
500m (1.2 MB)
250m (3.5 MB)

Bands Used: 1,4,3

Credit: Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory

tha_mattster
06-07-06, 23:08
aww thats near the islands where lara went in TR3, I hope puna puna man is ok :(

and we have some members in the philippines don't we? The person with Enya in a black hood for an avatar is from there isnt he?

Rivendell
06-07-06, 23:09
Whoa, that looks huge!

DREWY
06-07-06, 23:11
Cool :tmb: Thought I hadn't seen one of these for a while. Thought you had lost interest.

xMiSsCrOfTx
07-07-06, 00:07
Looks like a big storm.. :( Btw, good to have MODIS back. ;)

scoopy_loopy
07-07-06, 00:49
Noooooo! Not Japan!!!!

UNDERTAKER
07-07-06, 01:13
Yeah! Glad to see MODIS is back! Thanks tlr :)

Tomb of Legends
07-07-06, 01:39
Typhoons are Cyclones right? Oh man do I love Cyclones! I remember walking outside while one was rampaging through Cairns. Feel the power! lol. Get days off school too. Not good when it takes peoples homes and lives tho :(

scoopy_loopy
07-07-06, 01:43
Typhoons are Cyclones right? Oh man do I love Cyclones! I remember walking outside while one was rampaging through Cairns. Feel the power! lol. Get days off school too. Not good when it takes peoples homes and lives tho :(

What? You dont live in Cairns!

Tomb of Legends
07-07-06, 03:18
I did, how would you know anyway? Wish I did, this town is a crap-hole. :o

Mad Tony
07-07-06, 06:15
I hope puna puna man is ok :(


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