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NASA photographs Typhoon Noru

NASA photographs Typhoon Noru
Posted at 2:19 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 11:15:52-04

(NASA/CNN) - NASA's Aqua satellite caught a stunning image from space on Thursday of Typhoon Noru roaring over the Pacific.

The storm's eye apparently measured about 10 nautical miles in width, based on satellite imagery.

Forecasters said Thursday morning that Typhoon Noru had maximum sustained winds around 86 miles per hour.

The forecast has the eye of the storm moving very close to the island of Iwo To, Japan by July 31.

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