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Satellite Eye on Earth – July 2015

Coral reefs, New York from space and an erupting volcano are among images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

Two typhoons, one tropical storm, one formation alert and one large area of increased convection makes for a busy day in the northern Pacific Ocean in this image from 7 July. From left to right: Tropical Storm Linfa in the South China Sea meanders northward with winds near 55 knots ; Typhoon Chan-Hom has winds near 100 knots and strengthening, heading west-northwest toward the East China Sea; Typhoon Nangka is east of Guam heading west-northwest with winds intensifying near 140 knots in a couple of days. The large area of convection southwest of Hawaii was not expected to develop into a tropical system, despite its satellite presentation.

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