The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this birds-eye view of Typhoon Etau as it was buffeting the southern island chain of Okinawa, affecting airlines, a refinery and other industries. Note: This animation shows Typhoon Etau on August 7, 2003. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Aqua/MODIS, Terra/MODIS.