Cool video of Hurricane Irene from the International Space Station

Posted by David Eicher
on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Photo credit: NASA
As East Coast residents prepare to be hammered by Hurricane Irene, check out this amazing video of the storm shot yesterday from 230 miles (370 kilometers) above Earth’s surface by the crew of the International Space Station. The movie shows the storm as it washed over the Bahamas at about 3:10 p.m. EDT on August 24, 2011. Irene is currently moving northwest and is classified as a Category 3 storm, with winds of 120 mph (193 km/h). It is heading toward North Carolina’s Outer Banks and from there toward the Eastern Seaboard and New England.





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