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Hurricane Norbert, satellite image. This view looks south over Baja California peninsula, Mexico, out into the Pacific Ocean at the rotating clouds (white) of Hurricane Norbert near the horizon. This storm, here hundreds of kilometres across, reached hurricane status on 8 October 2008, the same day this image was obtained. It made landfall in Baja California Sur (the southern portion of the peninsula) on 11 October, wreaking destruction and killing over 25 people. Image data obtained by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, part of the Earth Observing System (EOS).
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