Monday, September 8, 2008

More Awesome Pics: Hurricanes From Space

The Boston Gl0be continues its excellent series the Big Picture. This week's appropriate theme is Hurricanes, as seen from orbit. Many of these were taken from the International Space Station or the Space Shuttle, but they throw in a few satellite based pictures as well. One image is of a beautiful low pressure system, not a hurricane. Here is one of my favorites.
This image shows the eyewall of Hurricane Isabel on September 15th, 2003. Isabel reached category 5 with max winds of 165mph. Fortunately, it weakened to a category 2 before hitting North Carolina. It still caused about $3.6 billion in damage.

The thing I love most about this image is the almost looks 3D. Click to embiggen and be sure to check out some of the other photos as well.


MinnesotaChick said...

Wow. Those are some amazing pictures!

drewzepmeister said...

Breathtaking pictures,hale! Now,I can't decide which to use for my desktop.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like a great big toilet flushing.

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