Tropical Cyclone Ian was skirting Fiji when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image at 2:55 p.m. (1:55 Universal Time) on January 9, 2014. The storm had winds of 85 knots (157 kph or 98 mph), making it the equivalent of a category 2 hurricane. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast that Ian would intensify over the next 24 hours as it moved east and south toward Tonga.
Acquired February 19, 2010, this true-color image shows Tropical Cyclone Gelane over the southern Indian Ocean. The storm’s spiral arms span hundreds of kilometers, but no landmasses appear in this image.