Tropical Storm Katia (NASA, International Space Station, 08/31/11)

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    Editor's note: I've added this to our Hurricanes from Space photoset:

    Katia was a tropical storm gathering energy over the Atlantic Ocean when one of the Expedition 28 crew members took this photo on Aug. 31 from aboard the International Space Station. The picture, taken with a 12-mm focal length, was captured at 14:09:01 GMT. Later in the day Katia was upgraded to hurricane status. Two Russian spacecraft -- a Progress and a Soyuz --can be seen parked at the orbital outpost on the left side of the frame.

    Image credit: NASA

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    Єļ Şєήσŗ ďє ļσş Arįţσş_ ۞, and 58 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. giorgosgrigoriadis16 43 months ago | reply

      so beautiful and charming !!!!!!!!!!

    2. FlossyRandle 43 months ago | reply

      Wow. Amazing image.

    3. deta k 43 months ago | reply


    4. Fabietto76°OZ 43 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Shot!

    5. pauline.kehoe 43 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture, amazing sight.

    6. thoeflich 43 months ago | reply

      Cant beat that view, awesome

    7. jbcee 43 months ago | reply


    8. ~Dell & 4 Z's~ AWAY 43 months ago | reply

      An Awesome shot of nature's fury. Thanks so much for sharing these kind of shots. It is the only way to get them.

    9. BluAlien 43 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing these amazing photos with us!

    10. PikPix 43 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this image of Katia! Love the spiral pattern!

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    11. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Marvelous image, nicely composed and shot. Very well done.

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