NASA Night-time Image Shows Hurricane Paulette’s Large Eye Approach Bermuda


Night-time imagery from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed Hurricane Paulette’s large eye approaching the island of Bermuda. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

Bermuda is a British territory in the western Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately 643 miles (1,035 km) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard Suomi NPP provided a nighttime image of Hurricane Paulette at 1:30 a.m. EDT (0530 UTC). The large eye, between 35 and 40 miles in diameter, was clearly apparent in the nighttime image, and it was surrounded by powerful thunderstorms. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km).

The image was created using the NASA Worldview application at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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