Hurricane Andrew (1992)
This panoramic image, courtesy of NASA's GOES-7 satellite, shows the Earth on Aug. 25, 1992, when Hurricane Andrew had just carved its infamous path through South Florida and was headed for more in Louisiana. Andrew was one of only two Category 5 storms to form in the 1990s, and remains the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, following Katrina.
• Lifespan: Aug. 16-28, 1992
• Max. wind speed: 175 mph (Category 5)