Tropical cyclone Yasi, satellite image

Tropical cyclone Yasi, satellite image

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Caption: Tropical cyclone Yasi. Satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Yasi over the Coral Sea on its path towards Queensland, Australia. Here the storm extends over the Solomon Islands (outlines, upper right) and grazes Papua New Guinea (lower landmass, upper left). Part of the Queensland coast appears in the lower left corner. This storm was anticipated to reach Cairns, Queensland, on 2 February or early 3 February. Image obtained by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite, at 10:00 local time (00:00 UTC) on 1 February 2011.

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