Space Station cameras capture tropical systems in the Pacific and the Atlantic

rumblestaffPublished: August 31, 2016Updated: September 1, 2016317 viewsVirality: 4%
Published: August 31, 2016Updated: September 1, 2016

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured spectacular views Aug. 30 from 257 miles above the Earth of three powerful tropical systems churning across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

In order, Hurricane Lester is seen as it moves westward across the Pacific packing winds of 125 miles an hour. It is followed by video of Hurricane Madeline as it moved westerly across the Pacific as well, with winds in excess of 130 miles an hour. Both storms were on a track that could threaten the big island of Hawaii in the days ahead. Lastly, the station cameras captured a view of Hurricane Gaston as it churned across the open Atlantic with winds of 100 miles an hour.

Credit: NASA Johnson

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