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Tropical Cyclone Freddy Over Madagascar (Again)

Image captured Mar 7, 2023, by the VIIRS instrument aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.


True color corrected reflectance image of Tropical Cyclone Freddy over Madagascar on March 7, 2023. This image was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. Tropical Cyclone Freddy already hit Madagascar around February 21, moved to Mozambique, and has moved back over Madagascar for a second time. The storm started in the Indian Ocean, between Australia and Indonesia, and has traveled more than 5,000 miles. Its winding path over more than 31 days will likely make Freddy the longest-lived tropical cyclone ever recorded, according to the World Meteorological Organization. View Tropical Cyclone Freddy's storm track in Worldview.

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Reference: Cappucchi, M. Deadly cyclone Freddy has become Earth’s longest-lived tropical storm. The Washington Post. Accessed March 8, 2023.

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