25 Sep '11, 6pm

Hurricane Hilary [image] #NASA

Hilary was a Category 4 hurricane on September 24, 2011, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). At 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on that date, the NHC reported that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour, and was located roughly 210 miles (335 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image at 10:40 a.m. PDT on September 24. Although relatively compact, the storm has the distinct eye and spiral shape characteristic of strong storms. The storm lies west of Mexico and is headed farther out to sea. At 8:00 a.m. PDT on September 25, the NHC reported that Hilary was now a Category 3 hurricane, but remained a dangerous storm, with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles (205 kilometers) per hour. Located abo...

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Hurricane Katia off the Northeastern US Coastli...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Sep '11, 10pm

Hurricane Katia had diminished to Category 1 strength on the Saffir-Simpson scale by the time this astronaut photograph wa...

Hurricane Katia off the Northeastern US Coastli...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Sep '11, 10pm

Hurricane Katia had diminished to Category 1 strength on the Saffir-Simpson scale by the time this astronaut photograph wa...

NASA Earth Observato Hurricane Katia off the No...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Sep '11, 10pm

Hurricane Katia had diminished to Category 1 strength on the Saffir-Simpson scale by the time this astronaut photograph wa...

Hurricane Ophelia [image] #NASA

Hurricane Ophelia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Sep '11, 1pm

Ophelia was strengthening into a hurricane when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra ...

Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Sep '11, 10pm

Large fires are a regular feature in the savannah grasslands of Australia’s Northern Territory. This image, taken on Septe...

Dust off Western Africa [image] #NASA

Dust off Western Africa [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Sep '11, 5pm

Dust plumes blew off the west coast of Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean in late September 2011. The Moderate Resolution ...

Dust Storm in the Middle East [image] #NASA

Dust Storm in the Middle East [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Sep '11, 3pm

In late September 2011, a dust storm extended from Saudi Arabia to Turkey, hovering over parts of Cyprus and the Mediterra...