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Hurricane Irene Photos From Space

Astronaut Photographs Hurricane Irene

NASA/Ron Garan

High above the Earth from aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Ron Garan snapped this image of Hurricane Irene as it passed over the Carribean on Aug. 22, 2011.

Hurricane Irene


Hurricane Irene, the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, was seen from space today (Aug. 22) as it roared past Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Irene as Seen from Space

NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

This visible image was taken from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 21, 2011 at 17:45 UTC (1:45 p.m. EDT) when Irene was still a tropical storm approaching Puerto Rico (left).

Irene Crossing the Coast

Ron Garan

Astronaut Ron Garan tweeted: #Irene #FromSpace as it crossed the coast yesterday (8/27/11) @ 3:32pm EST Hope everyone is OK

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