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Hurricane Ophelia, satellite image

Hurricane Ophelia, satellite image

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Hurricane Ophelia. Satellite image of Hurricane Ophelia in the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores at 15:48 UTC on 11 October 2017. North is at top. This storm started forming on 6 October. It reached hurricane strength on 11 October, and as of 12 October is a category-2 hurricane. Its projected path will take it towards Ireland and the UK, passing over Ireland, Northern Ireland and northern Scotland. This hurricane is the tenth in a row to form this season, setting a new record for the satellite era. This image was obtained with the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on a Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) weather satellite. Image produced by LANCE (Land, Atmosphere Near Real-Time Capability for EOS) for NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS).

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