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Astronaut zooms in on ‘Category 5’ Hurricane Dorian from space station

2 Sep 2019, 13:20 UTC
Astronaut zooms in on ‘Category 5’ Hurricane Dorian from space station
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This animation of photos by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano zooms in on the eye of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, as seen from the International Space Station on 1 September 2019. Image credit: Luca Parmitano/ESA via Twitter
Hurricane Dorian is terrifying even from the International Space Station, where European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano captured photographs of the Category 5 storm.
“Zoom into tropical storm Dorian,” Parmitano wrote on Twitter on 1 September 2019 while sharing the photos from the station, where he serves as part of the Expedition 60 crew.
The hurricane is currently stalled over Grand Bahama Island in the northern Bahamas, where meteorologists predict it will remain for much of 2 September. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center (NHC) is currently forecasting that the storm will hug the east coast of the United States.
If this prediction proves correct, Hurricane Dorian will travel northward along Florida’s coast through 4 September. Meteorologists at NHC are currently forecasting the storm to reach Georgia early 5 September 2019 and then continue up the Atlantic coast throughout the week.

Right now, NHC is calling Dorian “extremely dangerous” on account of both the powerful winds ...

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