Monday, October 3, 2016

This is what astronauts saw from 250 miles above Category 4 Hurricane Matthew

Cameras aboard the International Space Station captured a unique view of powerful Hurricane Matthew as it moved toward Haiti on Monday, packing sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. 

The storm threatens to unleash a disaster in Haiti, primarily due to its tremendous rainfall potential in a nation that has widespread deforestation. This means that if, as is forecast, up to 40 or more inches of rain fall, deadly mudslides could result as hilly slopes give way. 

Cameras outside the space station captured dramatic views of major Hurricane Matthew as the orbital complex flew 250 miles above (speed x4)

— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) October 3, 2016

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