March 28, 2014
(27 Aug. 2011) --- Some five and a half hours after Hurricane Irene's initial landfall at Cape Hatteras, NC, one of the Expedition 28 crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this image, one of a series following the hurricane's destructive path along the east coast. At this time, the Hurricane was at 35.5 degrees north latitude and 76.3 degrees west longitude over Cape Hatteras, moving 15 degrees at 13 miles per hour. Winds were at 81 miles per hour, gusting to 98 miles per hour.
Topics: Weather, Outer Banks, Geography of North Carolina, Meteorology, Hatteras, North Carolina, Hurricane Irene, Tropical cyclone, Cape Hatteras, Atmospheric sciences