PIA18097: Hurricane Amanda
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Aqua
 Spacecraft:  Aqua
 Instrument:  MODIS
 Product Size:  7091 x 5556 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Goddard Space Flight Center
JPL News Release 2014-167
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Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite. At the time of the image, Amanda was a category 4 hurricane. Amanda's winds peaked at 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour, making it the strongest May hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific. In the image, Hurricane Amanda sports a distinct eye as well as heavy rain bands wound tightly around the center.

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