Hurricane Irene Reaches New York City

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    The GOES-13 satellite captured this stunning visible image of Hurricane Irene (now downgraded to a tropical storm) at 8:32 a.m. EDT, just 28 minutes before Irene's landfall in New York City on August 28, 2011. The image showed Irene's huge cloud cover blanketing New England, New York and over Toronto, Canada. Shadows in Irene's clouds indicate the bands of thunderstorms that surround Irene.

    Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

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    1. Σταύρος 54 months ago | reply

      please be safe ! .......:(

    2. winston.1 54 months ago | reply

      Stunning...I'm only glad l'm not underneath it.

    3. Helmut Reichelt 54 months ago | reply

      Really impressive!

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    4. TheVoid91 54 months ago | reply


    5. Theresa* 54 months ago | reply

      Amazing visual. This is awesome.

    6. luis perez 54 months ago | reply

      Really Amazing, divine proportion :D

    7. petrus.13 54 months ago | reply

      wow terribile, la natura!!!!

    8. dodagp 54 months ago | reply

      Such a gigantic monster !

    9. [ lee ] 54 months ago | reply

      Ouch, Irene! Cut it out!

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