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CyMISS Image of the Month: Sunrise over Hurricane Florence

13 Oct 2018, 13:47 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: Sunrise over Hurricane Florence
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This season continues to be a busy one for hurricanes and typhoons in the northern hemisphere. And with all this activity, there have been lots of opportunities to observe these powerful storms from the ISS in support of the CyMISS (tropical Cyclone intensity Measurements from the ISS) project . Photography sessions of Hurricane Florence from the ISS were requested by our team during the mornings of September 13 and 14, 2018. October’s Image of the Month is a view of Hurricane Florence from supplemental photographs taken by the crew of the ISS at 11:41:15 GMT (7:41:15 AM EDT) on September 14, 2018 as the Sun was rising over the storm. At this time, the center of Hurricane Florence was located at about 34.2° N, 77.8° W and was just making landfall over North Carolina. Despite the fact Florence had been weakening over the previous two days as it approached the US, it was still rated as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of about 145 kph (90 mph). The original JPEG image of ISS056-E-162816 from the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA Johnson Space Center is shown below.
Here is the original JPEG image for ISS056-E-162816 taken ...

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