8 Mind-Blowing Images of Super Typhoon Vongfong
(Super Typhoon Vongfong from the International Space Station, taken Oct. 9, 2014)
Photo credit: Reid Wiseman/Twitter
Typhoon Vongfong is the strongest tropical cyclone on Earth, for all of 2014. The storm, which was packing winds of 180-mph (gusting over 200-mph) at one point, has weakened significantly. And the massively potent typhoon has produced some incredible imagery from satellites, an astronaut and a computer model.
For a complete and comprehensive forecast, check out our Vongfong forecast article.
Check out the stunning images below, they beautifully — and terrifyingly — showcase one of the most powerful forces on Earth.
Meteorologist Alan Raymond
(This image, of a moonlit Vongfong, was taken by NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite, using the VIIRS instrument.)
Photo credit: NOAA/NASA/RAMMB/CIRA
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