Haiyan was probably the strongest recorded typhoon to ever make landfall when it crashed through the Philippines on November 8 — and it looks just as intimidating from 35,400km away.
This image, captured by the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT, shows the storm as it raged. You can see the lights of the Philippines peep out at the bottom of the typhoon; South-East Asia and India are to the West, and Australia to the south. You can see the sun is setting over the Arabian Sea at the left-most of the image.
The storm has ravaged the Philippines, forcing millions to take shelter and claiming as many as 10,000 lives. The World Food Programme estimates that 2.5 million people will need assistance. You can help with that. [New Scientist]
Image: Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT