September 7, 2005 (HDW) Japan – Super Typoon Nabi made landfall on Japan’s main southern island of Kyushu with sustained winds reported at 126 kilometers per hour (78 miles per hour). Nabi, which means “butterfly” in Korean, continued on over the southwestern tip of Honshu, triggering mudslides and flooding along the way, before heading out into the Sea of Japan. The storm left 17 dead and 9 missing in Japan, many as a result of mudslides. Four people were also reported missing in Korea.
The image above shows Nabi from the International Space Station on 3 September. Nabi was a Category 3 typhoon with sustained winds estimated at 200 km/hr (125 mph). Nabi continued to weaken as it approached the coastline.