See Hurricane Dorian as Only Astronauts Can in This Haunting Time-Lapse Video from Space

Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of decimation and flooding crosswise over Atlantic Ocean islands and the U.S. East Coast, and another video offers a shocking point of view on the tempest that no one but space explorers can see.

The astounding video, made from pictures taken by European Space Agency Luca Parmitano, indicates Hurricane Dorian as it showed up from the International Space Station on Sept. 3, 2019. At the time, Dorian was a Category 3 sea tempest on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, debilitating somewhat from a beast Category 5 days sooner.

“The mighty storm Dorian has unleashed a siege of devastation,” ESA officials said in a video description. “Storm surges, wind and rain have claimed at least twenty lives and destroyed homes and infrastructure. Dorian is reported to be one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record.”

Parmitano’s video was collected from 350 high-goals photos assumed control over a three-minute time span at about 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT) on Sept. 3, ESA authorities said. The camera was arrangement to constantly take pictures for three minutes at around 15:30 GMT. At a certain point, Parmitano balanced his camera to focus in on Dorian’s enormous eye.

“At 400 km (248 miles) above Earth, the astronauts inside the International Space Station have a unique view of our planet but dedicated Earth-monitoring satellites provide data for meteorologists,” ESA officials said in the video description. 

Starting at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT) today, Sept. 7, Dorian is a Category 1 tempest with wind rates of around 85 mph (140 km/h). It is situated around 160 miles (230 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts and estimate to debilitate into a post-typhoon by this evening or early Sunday, as indicated by the National Hurricane Center.


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