Hurricane Sandy by GOES 13: Oct. 28, 2012
NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT). The line of clouds from the Gulf of Mexico north are associated with the cold front that Sandy is merging with. Sandy's western cloud edge is already over the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States.
Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 26, 2012: Terra
This visible image of Hurricane Sandy shows the massive extent of its clouds, covering about 2,000 miles. The image was taken by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on Oct. 26 at 16:10 UTC (12:10 p.m. EDT). Sandy's center was in the Bahamas at that time, and its western clouds were brushing the southeastern U.S. coast.