Super Typhoon Haiyan Approaching the Philippines

The image shows Super Typhoon Haiyan as it approached the Philippines at 13:00 (UTC) on 7 November 2013.

Typhoon Haiyan was possibly the strongest typhoon ever recorded. When it struck the central Philippines it caused major loss of life, flooding and extensive damage to buildings.

This is a composite image incorporating data captured by the geostationary satellites of the Japan Meteorological Agency (MTSat 2) and EUMETSAT (Meteosat-7), overlaying NASA’s Black Marble imagery.

For more imagery and further detail on the storm, check out EUMETSAT’s Typhoon Haiyan web page.

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