From the vantage point of space, our Earth-observing satellites capture images of storms like Harvey, which is currently intensifying in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 24 | 2017
When Hurricane Harvey blows ashore over coastal Texas on Friday, it will likely be the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on our Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of the rapidly intensifying storm at 12:24 p.m. EDT on Aug. 24. For information on making preparations for Harvey, visit the FEMA website at: ready.gov/hurricanes Credit: NASA