International Space Station Captures Images of 3 Hurricanes

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NASA’s International Space Station captured stunning footage of three hurricanes in the Pacific and Atlantic. The time-lapse video showed the expansive hurricanes from a unique angle, high above the Earth.

According to their blog, the space station’s cameras spotted the hurricanes Aug. 30. Hurricanes Lester and Madeline were seen in the Pacific Ocean and Hurricane Gaston was seen in the Atlantic. The two Pacific hurricanes had the potential to threaten Hawaii’s big island, according to the blog.

Time-Lapse Video of Three Hurricanes in the Pacific and Atlantic

An additional video provides a more detailed look into each hurricane. According to the video’s description, “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.”

The video also said, “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.” All footage was captured from 257 miles above the Earth, according to the video.

Stunning Footage of Hurricanes Lester, Madeline and Gaston

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