GPM Video of Son-Tinh (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The GPM core observatory satellite passed over on July 16, 2018 at 4:51 a.m. EDT (0851 UTC), GPM's radar (DPR Ku Band) also showed extremely heavy precipitation in the Philippine Sea near the northeastern tip of Luzon where rain was coming down at a rate of greater than 165 mm (6.5 inches) per hour. The satellite's radar showed that a small cluster of powerful storms were reaching heights above 15.2 km (9.4 miles). Credit Credits: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.