While technically this is a spiral, the center of Cyclone Jasmine is most definitely a circle…and it rotates in a circular motion.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image at 9:45 a.m. local time on February 9, 2012.
Being in proximity to a storm such as this can by quite dangerous; however viewing it from space turns it into a thing of beauty.
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