Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The GOES-13 satellite captured an amazing visible image of the 3 tropical cyclones at 7:45 a.m. EDT on Sept. 16. Karl is a tightly wound tropical storm (far left) over the Bay of Campeche. In the open waters of the central Atlantic, the massive and powerful Hurricane Igor (center) spins toward Bermuda. Igor's 550 mile cloud cover dwarfs Karl and Hurricane Julia (far right). Julia's eye is no longer visible. To Julia's east is a plume of dust blowing off the African coast (far right).
Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project
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