The equivalent of a category-5 hurricane Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest typhoon ever recorded, struck the Philippines causing major loss of life, flooding and extensive damage to buildings.
13 July 2022
08 November 2013
The Meteosat-7 Enhanced Infrared animation shows the path of Typhoon Haiyan as it tore its way through the Philippines. After following the coast of Vietnam the storm started to break up over southern China.
The full resolution image shows the typhoon on 8 November 04:00 UTC, as the centre was half way across the Philippines.
Photo of Haiyan from the ISS (Astronaut Karen Nyberg's Twitter feed)
NASA’s Terra satellite captures image of Typhoon Haiyan (NASA Earth Observatory)
Typhoon Haiyan: Thousands feared dead in Philippines (BBC)
Super Typhoon Haiyan (CIMSS Satellite Blog)