Queensland Coast Feeling Yasi's Fury

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    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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    1. CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange 39 months ago | reply

      I've got a friend hunkering down in a shopping centre in Cairns somewhere underneath that - scary stuff!

    2. gustaffo89 39 months ago | reply

      scary stuff. Let's hope for the best for everyone who's currently sitting under that thing.

    3. brucesflickr 39 months ago | reply

      What do climate denialists say to their children, I wonder? What do they plan to say when those kids are adults?

    4. Jay Dugger 39 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. Frederik Vanhoutte (W:Blut) 39 months ago | reply

      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.

    6. icemanpro 39 months ago | reply

      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!

    7. RV.AB2C 38 months ago | reply

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

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