Amazing Hurricane Photos From Space

Astronauts Savor View of Hurricane 'Igor the Terrible' and Sister Storm

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The eye of Hurricane Igor takes center stage in this photo by NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock from the International Space Station on Sept. 14, 2010.

Hurricane Earl Photographed From Space by Astronaut

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Hurricane Earl is photographed by astronaut Douglas Wheelock aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.

Watching Hurricane Wilma

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The Aqua satellite's MODIS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Wilma on October 23, 2005.

Hurricane Rita, the High View


This visualization shows the sea surface temperature from September 17 to September 21 when temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico remained one to two degrees warmer than the 82 degree minimum needed to sustain a hurricane. Every area in yellow, orange or red represents 82 degrees F or above. Temperature data is from the AMSR-E instrument on the Aqua satellite, while the cloud images of Hurricane Rita were taken by the Imager on the GOES-12 satellite.

Rare One-Two Tropical Punch Seen from Space

NASA image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Tropical storm Bonnie (left) is in the Gulf of Mexico while Hurricane Charley heads toward the Florida Keys.

Hurricane Dean From Space Station


A camera mounted to the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) caught this view of Hurricane Dean, then a category four storm, building strength in the Caribbean Sea during an Aug. 18, 2007 spacewalk during NASA's STS-118 mission.

Weather Window Wonder: Five-Day Forecasts More Accurate


Hurricane Dennis’ water content as measured by AIRS on July 9, 2005. Note the band of elevated upper tropospheric moisture along the path of the hurricane.

Hurricane Katrina From the Top Down


This is an image of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 10:25 PM EDT (Or 2:27 UTC Monday, August 29) as seen by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite's PR (Precipitation Radar), VIRS (Visible Infrared Scanner), TMI (Tropical Microwave Imager) and the GOES spacecraft.

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