NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Nangka as it was moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on July 13.
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Nangka on July 13 at 1:40 UTC (3:25 p.m. EDT), the MODIS instrument captured a visible-light image that showed strong bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the center and a visible eye.
On July 13 at 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT), Nangka's maximum sustained winds were near 105 knots (120.8 mph / 194.5 kph). Nangka was centered near 21.8 North latitude and 136.9 East longitude, about 317 nautical miles southwest of Iwo To, Japan. Nangka was moving to the north at 9 knots (10.3 mph/16.6 kph). Nangka is generating very rough seas with wave heights to 45 feet (13.7 meters).
Nangka continues moving in a north-northwesterly direction and is expected to near Kyushu, southwestern Japan on by July 16.