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Sandy, Early Morning, October 30, 2012
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Sandy, Early Morning, October 30, 2012

This image shows Sandy as imaged by the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP VIIRS instrument's day/night band. This band collects information from the ambient light radiated into space from human settlement and activities and also captures reflected moonlight from cloud structures. The full moon, which enhanced the storm surge that has inundated New York City and Atlantic City because of tidal forces, lit up the cloud tops of the storm in great detail. This image was taken around 0735Z on October 30, 2012.

 
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Keywords:Post Tropical Cyclone, Sandy, NPP, VIIRS, 2012.10.30
 

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