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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Claudia on Dec. 6 at 2:59 p.m. EST/U.S. and Dec. 7 at 3:11 a.m. EST/U.S. The AIRS instrument showed the coldest, most powerful areas of the cyclone in purple, where cloud top temperatures exceeded – 63F/-52C.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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