Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: On Aug. 18 at 5:11 p.m. EDT NASA's Aqua satellite saw powerful thunderstorms (purple) around the center of the tropical cyclone and appeared in fragmented bands south and east of the center.
Credit: Image Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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