Tropical Cyclone Sidr in Google Earth

Tropical Storm Sidr in Google EarthA deadly tropical cyclone has struck Bangladesh killing over 500 people according to news reports. Tropical Storm Sidr was a category four storm with winds of 130+ knots when it struck on Thursday evening local time.
You can see a high resolution satellite photo in Google Earth showing Tropical Storm Sidr two days ago (before it made landfall). The photo came from the NASA MODIS Terra satellite.
You can also see the track of this storm from the live storm tracking tools like this one from Also, you can turn on the new Weather layer in Google Earth to see what’s left of the storm’s clouds.
See more storm tracking tools and weather data for Google Earth.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


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    Thank you,

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