ISS Pass Over Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Irma

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The International Space Station passed over two major Atlantic hurricanes on Friday, Sept. 8.

September 9, 2017 – NASA News – The International Space Station passed over two major Atlantic hurricanes on Friday, Sept. 8. First, the station flew approximately 250 miles over Hurricane Jose at approximately 10:10 a.m. EDT while the Category 3 storm was in the Atlantic just east of the Caribbean. One orbit of the Earth later, the station flew over Hurricane Irma at approximately 11:40 a.m. EDT. The powerful Category 4 storm had already brought destructive wind and rain to islands across the Caribbean and is forecast to impact the Florida peninsula.

Irma was also seen from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. Imagery from space is used to help forecasters and officials track and characterize storms and other natural events.

Full Story Here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/irma-atlantic-ocean

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