The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of Typhoon Talim in the East China Sea at 10:15 am local time on September 14, 2017. At that time, Typhoon Talim had maximum sustained winds of 115 knots (130 mph or 210 km/h)—equivalent to a category 4 hurricane—as it moved north along the coast of China. Forecasters expected the storm to curve to the northeast and weaken a bit before making landfall late on September 16 on the island of Kyushu, Japan. The coast of mainland China can be seen on the left side of the image, as well as Taiwan in the bottom left corner.
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