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   CaliforniaMama  Sunday Aug 28 09:09 AM

August 28, 2011 Irene

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Credit: NASA via Ron Garan

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Astronaut Ron Garan tweeted this picture of Hurricane Irene from the International Space Station on August 24, 2011: "Ominous view #FromSpace of Hurricane #Irene east of the Bahamas @ 3:14pm EST today. East FL coast is calm b4 storm."



CaliforniaMama  Sunday Aug 28 09:10 AM

The swirl reminds me of a galaxy.

I never realized before that there was an eye in a hurricane as there is in a tornado.



Stormieweather  Sunday Aug 28 12:19 PM

Yup. The eye of a hurricane is a quiet and calm time after the frenzy of the storm, and a lot of people think that it's over and venture out. Of course, as soon as the eye passes over, the storm resumes in full fury. The eye of a hurricane runs about 20-40 miles across so it can be nice and quiet for an hour or two.



Diaphone Jim  Sunday Aug 28 07:54 PM

Irene is an innie!



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