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.
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.
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Download animation (MPG, 13 MB), 5 November 23:30 UTC–11 November 11:00 UTC
Download full resolution Metop-A IR enhanced image
Download full resolution Metop-A AVHRR Natural Colour RGB image
View on our flickr channel as Typhoon Haiyan approached 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)