Dance of the Typhoons

In late 2013, I made a series of small movies which showed different typhoons which passed through our region of the world during that year. The above video is one of them.

While the above movie is only 57 seconds in length, it actually covers a period of 53 days, from September 21, 2013 to November 12, 2013. Obviously, I had to greatly speed things up, so that the movie would be short, and not too big in size.

As you will see, this was a very busy typhoon season for us. Thankfully, NONE of these storms struck us directly. The area you see in this movie is actually several thousand miles in size. Please refer to the “Guam Region Map” on my typhoon page if you want to see the actual country names.

Due to its size, this movie is best viewed in a web browser on a desktop computer. You can try to view it on a mobile device, but it won’t be a very good experience; particularly not on a cellphone, because you will have to scroll to the right.

After viewing this short video, you will come to understand why our region is regarded as the most typhoon-active area of the world, and is referred to as “Typhoon Alley”.

If you happen to be analytical, see if you can count how many typhoons developed in this 53-day period. Personally, I don’t remember, but it was a lot. As I said, thankfully, none of them struck us directly. Guam is located in the center column, in the third square. It’s that little brown speck near the top of the square.

If you would like to learn more about typhoons — a.k.a. hurricanes or cyclones in other parts of the world — please consider visiting my special typhoon page at the following URL. You will find lots of useful information there, as well as other videos. Thanks so much!

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