Image From Space With Hurricane Henri Makes You Stare in Awe

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Even though it was demoted to a tropical depression this Sunday, Henri, the ex-hurricane continues to make quite an impression. We’ve all got a good look at it down here on Earth, where Henri continues to make the headlines, but we’re not the only ones. Astronauts on the International Space Station are also monitoring the destructive storm.
The National Hurricane Center downgraded Henri to a tropical depression this Sunday, but not after leaving its mark on all the places it’s visited so far. Floods, power cuts, 65 mph (100 kph) winds, and a lot of agitation.

Everyone is keeping an eye on the bad-tempered storm, and not just down here. Astronauts on the International Space Station are also tracking Henri but from Space. NASA astronaut Megan McArthur shared on her Twitter a photo of the historic storm, with the caption “We just flew over the East Coast and saw Hurricane Henri. Stay safe, friends”.

Hurricane Henri Photographed From the International Space Station
Photo: Megan McArthur/Twitter
The photo, which was taken this Saturday, shows Henri turbulently disturbing the Atlantic Ocean while approaching the U.S. Northeast coast near Long Island, New York.

After seemingly endless torrents of heavy rain, now it finally looks like Henri is calming down a bit, losing its hurricane rank and settling for the one of tropical depression instead.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a hurricane is a tropical cyclone with sustained surface winds of at least 74 mph (64 knots). Tropical storms range from 39 to 73 mph (34 to 63 knots). Tropical depressions are even “calmer”, with maximum sustained surface winds of 38 mph (33 knots).

Henri started as a tropical storm developed southeast of Bermuda, on August 16, but continued to grow in power. In New York, it caused what the NWS calls the wettest hour ever recorded when 1.94 inches of torrential rainfall pelted Central Park between 10 and 11 p.m. this Saturday.

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