AIRS Image of 06B (image) 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 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.