NASA Releases Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Of Three Hurricanes Seen From Space

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As three hurricanes raged away on Tuesday, the International Space Station (ISS) got a front row seat to all the action.

NASA Johnson have released a time-lapse of the ISS silently cruising above Hurricanes Lester and Madeline in the Pacific Ocean, and then Hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic Ocean. 

To give you an idea of the power of these weather events, Lester had winds of around 200 kilometers per hour (125 miles per hour), Madeline’s winds were 209 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour), while Gaston’s were a still impressive 160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour). At the time, the ISS was a safe-and-sound 413 kilometers (257 miles) above the drama.

You can watch the time-lapse video below or see the full 10-minute show right here.


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