Hurricane Irma in Photos: Space Views of a Monster Storm

Irma's Rainfall


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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Christine Lunsford
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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.