Here’s an interesting satellite image of Sandy on October 30, 2012. The image is rotated so that you are looking south from Canada, with north toward the bottom.
The the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image on October 30 with its Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). You can see that Sandy is moving north along the East Coast of the United States, with ocean waves having churned up sediments from the continental shelf and left turbid water in its wake.
By midday October 30, 2012, the skies over coastal Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina had cleared as the remnants of the storm were battering the northeastern states.
Bottom line: Satellite of Superstorm Sandy on October 30, 2012, seen from the north.
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