Latest Satellite Images/Videos as Hurricane Irene Bears Down on US East Coast

Article written: 26 Aug , 2011
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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What a view: Here’s a video of Hurricane Irene’s path, starting on August 24 up until 18:40 UTC on August 26, 2011, as seen by a GOES satellite. Even though Hurricane Irene is continuing to slowly weaken as it pushes closer to the Carolina coast, this massive storm could affect a huge area of the Eastern US seaboard, and tropical storm force winds and squalls are buffeting the coast. Irene will impact the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Coast, including Washington, Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Ct. and Boston this weekend.

This hurricane spans nearly 1,000 kilometers (600 miles).

Below is a video taken from the International Space Station late yesterday afternoon. Includes astronaut commentary on the view of this “huge, scary storm” from 370 km (230 miles) up:

Or click on this link to see the latest video of Hurricane Irene from GOES and Goddard Space Flight Center

Cameras mounted on the International Space Station captured this video. Forecasters are predicting landfall on the outer banks of North Carolina Saturday before tracking up the mid-Atlantic states and a possible path over the metropolitan New York area and New England late this weekend.

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Hot off the wires is this satellite image of Hurricane Irene taken less than an hour ago (as of this writing) by one of the GOES satellites for NOAA.

Here’s the latest from WeatherBug:

Imagery of Hurrican Irene from WeatherBug.com

And here’s the latest from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on August 25:

Hurricane Irene as seen by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on August 25. Credit: NASA

See more up-to-date satellite images from NOAA’s cadre of Earth-observing satellites at this link.

Sources: NASA Earth Observatory, WeatherBug, NOAA, Goddard Space Flight Center

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6 Responses

  1. Anonymous says

    ow many individuals are in the space station now and when do they return?

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      IVAN3MAN_AT_LARGE says

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      • Anonymous says

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        people don’t take the initiative to just become well informed in all areas. Thank you for sharing, I really am sincere!

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        IVAN3MAN_AT_LARGE says

        You’re welcome!

  2. f.gerber says

    Even if this storm will eventually kill many people. I think this pictures are just beautiful. I’ve never seen real pictures of this kind to which I just can refer as mighty and graceful. Absolutely beautiful. It’s a shame that something like that will cost lifes and quiet a few homes.

  3. f.gerber says

    Even if this storm will eventually kill many people. I think this pictures are just beautiful. I’ve never seen real pictures of this kind to which I just can refer as mighty and graceful. Absolutely beautiful. It’s a shame that something like that will cost lifes and quiet a few homes.

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