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The fierce power of Hurricane Lane, as seen from space

Ricky Arnold/NASA via Twitter
Hurricane Lane, seen from the ISS
  • Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Deputy Photo Editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Hurricane Lane is (slowly) moving toward Hawaii, the most dangerous major storm to threaten the islands in 26 years, CNN reports. Even if the Category 4 storm doesn’t make landfall, its effects could be damaging. Its power is not being underestimated: Some forecasts are calling for several feet of rain, which could trigger landslides. At its current position south of the islands, winds are blowing at around 130 miles per hour.

Officials have urged residents to shelter in place and stock up on two weeks worth of supplies.

The scale and intensity of the storm was captured by the crew of the International Space Station. On Wednesday (Aug. 22) astronaut Rick Arnold tweeted these images at the ISS orbited past the hurricane, viewing the swirling clouds below.

Ricky Arnold/NASA via Twitter
Hurricane Lane, seen from the ISS.
Ricky Arnold/NASA via Twitter
The eye of Hurricane Lane is distinct here

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