NASA Captures Amazing Footage Of Three Hurricanes From Space

Posted: Sep 1 2016, 3:07am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 1 2016, 3:16am CDT, in News | Latest Science News


NASA Captures Amazing Footage of Three Hurricanes
Credit: NASA

International Space Station makes stunning time-lapse video as it flies over three active hurricanes in one day

Orbiting more than 250 miles above the Earth, International Space Station has captured an amazing footage of three powerful hurricanes churning over Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Thanks to cameras mounted outside the ISS, now we can see what storms look like from the outer space.

The footage reveals horrifying details of hurricanes as space station flew over each of them. Two of the hurricanes – Madeline and Lester – were formed over Pacific Ocean and now hurtling towards Hawaii, while the third one named Hurricane Gaston is still swirling over Atlantic.

All three hurricanes were captured on the same day (Aug. 30) and illustrate both the ferocity of turbulent atmosphere and the beauty of nature.

A video posted by NASA (@nasa) on

Lester is a category 4 hurricane that is moving toward the West with sustained winds as high as 140 miles per hour. Hurricane Medline which was a powerful Category 4 storms few days ago, has now weakened to a Category 1 storm as it nears the Island of Hawaii while Hurricane Gaston continues to move over open waters of Atlantic Ocean. NASA has been continuously tracking storm from above the surface and satellite imagery shows that its large cloudless eye is still surrounded by very powerful thunderstorm and an increase in its speed is expected in next couple of days. However, it poses no potential threats to landmass. 

NASA will continue monitoring these active hurricanes in coming days and reveal more about their status. 

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