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September 10, 2008

Hurricanes as Seen from Space - Pictures from Orbit

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There's an amazing set of pictures over at Boston.com on hurricanes. It's a set of pictures taken from orbit on various hurricanes like Hurricane Ivan from 2004. Some of the pictures of the eyes of various hurricanes are jaw dropping.

This image of Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest hurricanes on record, was taken Saturday, Sept 11th, 2004 from an altitude of about 230 miles by Astronaut Edward M. Fincke, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, looking out the window of the International Space Station. At the time, Ivan was in the western Caribbean Sea and reported to have winds of 160 mph. (NASA)

At Hurricanes, as seen from orbit - The Big Picture

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