Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: This infrared image of Cyclone Sandra was captured by the AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on March 8 at 1447 UTC (9:17 a.m. EST). Sandy's center and a band of thunderstorms east of center have strong (purple) thunderstorms dropping heavy rainfall.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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