Cyclone Favio (image) University of the Witwatersrand Caption Category 4-strength Cyclone Favio was closing the gap between Madagascar and mainland Africa on Feb. 21, 2007, preparing to strike Mozambique in coming days. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite shows Favio stretched across the Mozambique Channel at 9:35 a.m. (local time) Wednesday morning. The outermost bands of clouds on the western side of the storm were already brushing the coast of Inhambane province in southern Mozambique. A thick ring of "boiling" clouds surrounds the eye of the storm. Credit NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center Usage Restrictions Credit 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.