Typhoon Bopha made initial landfall in the Southeastern Philippines during the local overnight hours on 4 December 2012. Due to its landfall occurring at night, traditional visibile satellite imagery would not have been available. However, NASA/NOAA/DoD’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) features a Day Night Band (DNB), which detects cloud features using reflected moonlight and enables forecasters the ability to see the storm even when no sunlight is present. The VIIRS DNB captured the size and intensity of the storm moments before this its initial landfall along the eastern coast of the Island of Mindanao, which resulted in wind and landslide damage to that region. Brought into SPoRT’s Tiled Mapping Service (TMS) and making a slight adjustment to the transparency of the VIIRS image, one can see both details of the storm’s eye and its proximity to land features.