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Hurricane Irene (NASA, International Space Station, 08/23/11)[Explored]

Editor's note: I've added this to our Hurricanes from Space photoset: www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157624837650141/

 

A digital photo from the International Space Station from Aug. 23, 2011, allows the viewer to look toward the southwest at part of Hurricane Irene churning near the northern Bahamas, including Great Abaco Island (lower right), Andros Island under a thunderstorm (center right) and a "fair" Cuba from left to right (upper center). The outflow and some of the banding of the northwest side of Irene are visible on the lower left. Meteorologists say Irene probably was centered over Acklins Island packing 120 mile per hour winds when the photo was taken.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

Original image:

spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-28/html/...

 

More about space station research:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

 

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Taken on August 23, 2011