Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible image of now Hurricane Bud off the southwestern coast of Mexico on May 23 at 2035 UTC (1:35 PDT). Notice that the outer fringes of Bud's clouds are brushing the Mexican coast, despite the center being hundreds of miles offshore. The brighter white clouds indicate higher clouds and stronger thunderstorms near the center and banding on the eastern side of the storm.
Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
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