Irene Moving up U.S. East Coast

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    This visible image of Hurricane Irene from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite was taken on August 26, 2011 at 18:05 UTC (2:05 p.m. EDT), when Hurricane Irene was off the Carolinas.

    The National Hurricane Center notes that some re-intensification is possible today and Irene is expected to be near the threshold between Category 2 and 3 as it reaches the North Carolina coast.

    Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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    1. WF&DT 32 months ago | reply

      holy cats

    2. agnesks 32 months ago | reply

      amazing picture..

    3. RW ©™ [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      That does not look like good news at all. Cool shot, though.

    4. DarkAngelDay 32 months ago | reply

      Very big, but cool photo

    5. dodagp 32 months ago | reply

      What a pity!
      Despite its peaceful name is so catastrophic ...
      Irene=peace; Presumably,a euphemism to propitiate its hostile disposition.

    6. K)) [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Good capture.

    7. Charles Augustus 32 months ago | reply

      Beautiful spiral....

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