Queensland Coast Feeling Yasi's Fury

NASA image acquired Feb. 2, 2011 at 03:35 UTC Satellite: Aqua


On Feb. 2 at 03:35 UTC / 1:35 p.m. Australia local time, the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible image of Cyclone Yasi making landfall in Queensland, Australia. The eye of the cyclone is very clear and indicative of the power of this tropical cyclone.


To read more about this cyclone go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2011/h2011...


NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team


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  • CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange 4y

    I've got a friend hunkering down in a shopping centre in Cairns somewhere underneath that - scary stuff!
  • Angus MacRae 4y

    scary stuff. Let's hope for the best for everyone who's currently sitting under that thing.
  • Bruce Sterling 4y

    What do climate denialists say to their children, I wonder? What do they plan to say when those kids are adults?
  • Jay Dugger 4y

    Bruce Sterling For your former question, find one and ask, Mr. Sterling. For the latter, it will turn out to be some variation on "We were wrong" or "We told you so," depending on how history turns out.
  • Frederik Vanhoutte 4y

    For the record, the question isn't "is the climate changing", the question is "is the climate changing more than it was before and are we causing it". Alarmists and denialists apart, the answer isn't that clear...

    if you're in Yasi's path, I hope you find safe shelter. Good luck.
  • NEON LIFE. maxine monaghan .. 4y

    sad sight .. eek
  • Lachlan Gordon 4y

    man glad it went a little south and didnt hit Cairns directly! but feel for those living in Tully, Innisfail and Ingham that got hit the hardest by this MONSTER!
  • ellenmr 4y


    I was down there in Cairns at that time ... Mmmmmm
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