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NASA photos of hurricanes seen from space

By: Katherine Butler on Oct. 16, 2009, 5:22 p.m.
Hurricane Irene from space

Photo: NASA

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The view from the East Coast can be frightening during hurricane season, but consider these amazing storms from a different perspective: what do they look like from space? Here's a series of impressive NASA images of hurricanes over the last decade or so.

Astronaut Ron Garan snapped this image of Hurricane Irene from the International Space Station as the storm passed over the Caribbean on Aug. 22, 2011.