Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Aqua satellite passed over the tropical cyclone on Dec. 5 at 20:17 UTC/3:17 p.m. EST. Strong rising air and thunderstorms (purple) were building over the low-level circulation center and in a band of thunderstorms wrapping to the southwest.
Credit: Image Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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