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Irene sidles up to the east coast

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitAug 26, 2011 7:00 PM


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The first hurricane of the 2011 season hits the U.S. east coast, as seen by a NASA Earth-observing satellite:

[Click to encoriolenate, or grab the nearly one-to-one sized 6000x7000 pixel version.] This image was taken on August 26, 2011 at 16:30 UTC. For more images and video of Irene, keep an eye on the NASA GSFC Flickr page and follow them on Twitter. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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