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The Sciences

Hurricane Irene from start to finish

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitAugust 30, 2011 11:46 PM


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NASA just released an amazing video showing Hurricane Irene from August 21th through the 29th -- essentially the entire lifespan of the storm:

Unfortunately the resolution isn't great, but this really gives a sense of the incredible size and momentum of this incredible storm. The animation was created using images from the NASA/NOAA satellite GOES-13, an Earth-observer in geostationary orbit

36,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Atlantic Ocean. It takes images of clouds, which were combined with MODIS images

of the land to get this realistic-looking view.

Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

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