Orbital View: Hurricane Igor

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Via NASA's Terra satellite:

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Yesterday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center pinpointed the Atlantic Ocean's latest tropical storm, Hurricane Igor, at about 710 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. It may reach Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. With winds blowing at a maximum of 135 miles per hour, Igor is a category four hurricane. NASA snapped this image with a Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.

Behind Igor is Julia.

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Elizabeth Weingarten is an editorial assistant at the New America Foundation. A former Slate editorial assistant, she also previously wrote for and produced the Atlantic's International Channel.

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