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Hurricane Irma in Photos: Space Views of a Monster Storm

Irma's Rainfall

NASA/GPM/JAXA

On Tuesday (Sept. 5) at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 UTC), the radar on the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite captured this 3D view of the heat engine inside Hurricane Irma. The blue-gray region contains light precipitation, while the small, red regions at the base of the storm contain the heaviest precipitation.

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