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NASA photos of hurricanes seen from space

Oct. 16, 2009, 5:22 p.m.
Hurricane Frances from space

Photo: NASA

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Hurricane Frances (2004)

Hurricane Frances battered the Bahamas on Sept. 1, 2004, caught in the act here by NASA's SeaWiFS satellite. The storm then moved on toward central Florida, just three weeks after Hurricane Charley had already ravaged the area — and three weeks before Hurricane Jeanne would ravage it again.

• Lifespan: Aug. 24-Sept. 6, 2004

• Max. wind speed: 140 mph (Category 4)