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Caption: The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of newborn Tropical Storm Evan over American Samoa on Dec. 12, 2012, at 12:47 UTC (7:47 a.m. EST). The strongest thunderstorms (purple) appear around the center of circulation and in a band of thunderstorms north and east of the center.
Credit: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen
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