The vastness of the super typhoon Haiyan, Yolanda in Philippine local name, was all captured by space satellite sensors. The satellite images of Haiyan looks amazing from space with its whirling wind and detailed eye captured at landfall. Yet, this is same strong whirling wind that is reported to have killed 10,000 people along its path as it crossed the central Philippines.

Below are some of the captured images.

High-resolution satellite image of Super Typhoon Haiyan immediately prior to landfall over the Philippines, courtesy of Dan Lindsey.

Short MTSAT Visible animation of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

This image was taken on November 7th at 8am Eastern Standard Time by the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT (the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites).

From the Korean COMS-1 satellite, 0.675 µm visible channel.

VIDEO: COMS-1 Visible Imagery of Haiyan

From NASA’s Aqua satellite at 4:25 UTC on November 7th showing bands of thunderstorms surrounding the eye of the typhoon.

This is Haiyan on Thursday morning, November 7, local time as sun was rising (Source NOAA).

From NASA’s TRMM Satellite at 00:19 UTC on November 8th showing super typhoon Haiyan’s well-defined eye.

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
EUMETSAT via Flickr