Hurricane Irene from Space

    August 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    This is a video from the International Space Station, in which a team of American astronauts videotaped and commented on their bird’s eye view of Hurricane Irene, which has grown to momentus size and is currently lurching toward the East Coast. The hurricane is set to make landfall in North Carolina sometime tomorrow, after which she’ll crawl up the Eastern Coast of the United States, packing 100mph winds. Early forecasts predict that the hurricane could be absolutely devastating, but it could also lose a significant amount of energy before arriving at more metropolitan areas like New Jersey and New York City. Only time will tell. In the meantime, you can keep track of Hurricane Irene with up-to-date information using The Weather Channel’s Hurricane Tracker. Good luck, everyone on the entire East Coast! Check out this amazing video of Hurricane Irene, as seen from space:

    (via TheStir)

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