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NASA photos of hurricanes seen from space

By: Katherine Butler on Oct. 16, 2009, 5:22 p.m.
Hurricane Ophelia

Photo: NASA

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Hurricane Ophelia (2005)

Hurricane Ophelia, framed here by a window on the space station, was the 15th named storm and eighth hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic season. It fluctuated wildly in strength and speed, with its eye growing wider than 100 miles across at one point. The eye never made landfall, but Ophelia skirted close enough to the U.S. coast to cause $70 million in damage.

• Lifespan: Sept. 6-17, 2005

• Max. wind speed: 85 mph (Category 1)