Full Disk Image of Earth Captured August 26, 2011

NASA / NOAA GOES-13 satellite image showing earth on August 26, 2011 at 14:45 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT). Hurricane Irene can been seen on the U.S. East Coast.


Irene Almost 1/3 the Size of East Coast. Irene has become a major hurricane, and NASA satellite data shows its diameter is now about 510 miles -- roughly 1/3 the length of the U.S. Atlantic coastline. Hurricane watches are in effect for much of the East Coast.


For up to date information related to Hurricane Irene go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/main/index.html


Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project


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  • dede2260 4y

    what a world
  • ..miller family.. 4y

  • justmikeiam 4y

    Will get lost in space
  • justmikeiam 4y

    little air turbulence on earth's surface
  • Mark 4y

    Nice Picture!!
  • Rafał P. 4y

  • Kie 4y

    Beautiful Earth :)

  • Salaatti 4y

    Our unique Earth. Beautiful photo.
  • Gerd Görtz 4y

    Schönes Bild, if there Hurricane Irene would´nt ...
  • ladyoftheangels2000 4y

    looking at this picture gives me the feeling of being safely held within the womb of our planet....protected and nurtured
  • Deven Foskey 4y

    You tree hugger. It's a rock, hurtling around a violent, medium-sized star at 33,000 mph. If Earth wasn't habitable, we wouldn't be here. We would be on another planet, with tree huggers like you saying how THAT planet was our mother and what have you.

    Anyhow. The proportions are wild. Thanks to all of the storms right now, we have an excellent illustration of Earth's jetstreams and other wind patterns.
  • Luiz Neto 4y

    Captain,look: there seems to be some kind of intelligent life on this planet...
  • ci_oragwu 4y

    the earth is indeed round :)
  • ladyoftheangels2000 4y

    LOL come on...that's not really the earth as seen from outer space....where are all the stars?
    (just using some of the logic those that believe we never landed on the moon used)
  • Diane Gagnon 4y


  • Miguele 4y

    nice pic
  • Cristyjan Jalowy 4y

  • Max Hendel 3y

    Brilliant capture !!!
  • Daiana Maydana 3y

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