GOES Satellite Sees Ernesto Just Before it Becomes a Hurricane (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption This visible image of Tropical Storm Ernesto was captured from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Aug. 7, 2012, at 1425 UTC (10:25 a.m. EDT) as it was approaching Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Although Ernesto does not yet have a visible eye on satellite imagery, it is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before landfall. *By 2 p.m. EDT, it strengthened into Hurricane Ernesto.* Credit Credit: NASA GOES Project Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.