Suomi NPP Views Hurricane Irma
Suomi NPP Overflew Hurricane Irma at around 0430 UTC on 4 September, and a nearly Full Moon supplied ample illumination for the Day Night Band on the VIIRS Instrument that is onboard Suomi NPP. The Slider above compares the Day Night Band Visible Imagery with the 11 Infrared Imagery (Drag the bar left and right to change imagery). A more zoomed-in set of images (all images courtesy Will Straka, SSEC/CIMSS) is below.
Irma is a category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The storm will threaten the Greater and Lesser Antilles this week, and the Mainland of the United States later this week into the weekend.