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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Ernesto on Aug. 8 at 3:29 a.m. EDT. The AIRS instrument captured an infrared image of the cloud temperatures that showed the strongest storms (purple) and heaviest rainfall were wrapped around the storm's center and in a band of thunderstorms extending to the southeast of the center.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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