Hurricanes Iselle and Julio Approaching Hawaiian Islands

©NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio Approaching Hawaiian Islands.

On Aug. 5, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii.

This image is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle's eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor.

More information:

- Hurricanes Iselle and Julio : Image of the Day
- Hurricane Iselle Triggers Watches in Hawaii
- NASA Sees Julio Has Become a Hurricane

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