Hurricane Irene's Terrifying Scale as Seen From Space

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

This excerpt of a video from the International Space Station reveals the unbelievable size of Hurricane Irene as it approaches the eastern coast of the U.S. This video was taken from 230 miles above Earth on August 24, 2011.

To watch this video in its entirety, visit NASA.gov.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/hurricane-irenes-terrifying-scale-as-seen-from-space/244158/