Saturday, August 27, 2011

Space Perspective of Hurricane Irene

Global Strategic Enterprises, Inc for Peace and Prosperity- www.globalbelai4u.blogspot.comHURRICANE IRENE

Hurricane Irene Looks 'Terrifying' From Space, Astronaut Says

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the U.S. East Coast and has turned into a frightening storm, according to an astronaut on the International Space Station.
NASA astronaut Mike Fossum said that Hurricane Irene, like all hurricanes, looks "terrifying from above," and its evolution into a major storm this week has been unmistakable from orbit.
"We saw a big change in the structure of the storm over the several days that we've watched her, especially yesterday," Fossum told today (Aug. 25) during a video interview from space.
Hurricane Irene is currently a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph (185 kph) that is battering the Bahamas. Space station astronauts and satellites have kept a constant watch on the growing storm. [Photos: Hurricane Irene Views From Space]
The storm is expected to hit the North Carolina coast on Saturday (Aug. 27) and follow the coastline north, where it may make landfall on Long Island, posing a threat to New York City, according to OurAmazingPlanet, a sister site of
Fossum, a native of Texas who has seen many hurricanes from the ground and space, said that two days ago the eye of Hurricane Irene wasn't as stable as it appears now. The storm has grown more organized and uniform as this week wore on, he added.
"There's kind of a dome shape to the whole thing, with the eye fully formed," Fossum said. "Yesterday 

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