NASA’s Aqua satellite sees formation of Tropical Storm Maliksi


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IMAGE: Aqua recorded an image of Tropical Storm Maliksi on June 8 that revealed the blood circulation center over open waters of the PhilippineSea Bands of thunderstorms circling around the center extended …
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TropicalStorm Maliksi formed in the Philippine Sea, off the northeastern coast of the Philippines as NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead.

TheModerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Aqua recorded an image of the storm on June 8 that revealed the blood circulation center over open waters of the PhilippineSea Bands of thunderstorms circling around the center crossed the northern and main Philippines bringing rains and gusty winds.

OnJune 8 at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), Tropical Storm Maliksi lay near 19.5 degrees north latitude and 127.2 degrees east longitude. That’s about 443 nautical miles northeast of Manila,Philippines Maliksi was moving north at 12 knots (14 miles per hour/22 kph). Maximum continual winds were near 40 knots (46 miles per hour/74 kph).

Maliksi is anticipated to relocate to the northeast and parallel the coast of Japan while staying a number of hundred miles off coast.

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