APOD: Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station (2016 Oct 09)

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APOD: Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station (2016 Oct 09)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:06 am

Image Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station

Explanation: Ninety percent of the houses on Grenada were damaged by the destructive force of Hurricane Ivan. At its peak in 2004, Ivan was a Category 5 hurricane, the highest power category on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, and created sustained winds in excess of 200 kilometers per hour. Ivan was the largest hurricane to strike the US in 2004, and one of the more powerful in recorded history. As it swirled in the Atlantic Ocean, the tremendous eye of Hurricane Ivan was photographed from above by the orbiting International Space Station. The name Ivan has now been retired from Atlantic Ocean use by the World Meteorological Organization. This month, Hurricane Matthew devastated part of Haiti and is currently swirling just off the east coast of the USA.

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Re: APOD: Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station (2016 Oct 09)

Post by daddyo » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:29 am

Talk about vertigo!

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Re: APOD: Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station (2016 Oct 09)

Post by JohnD » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:25 am

How very topical! Even more so is the insert into the Wiki page on Hurricane Matthew that the blurb links to.
Which raises for me a Q, why does HM's eye appear so small?
Is it just perspective, and different lenses? Ivan's eye looks much bigger.

John

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Re: APOD: Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station (2016 Oct 09)

Post by Steve Dutch » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:01 pm

When that first appeared on the screen, I thought it was looking UP, and the solar panels were buildings. I thought someone had done an apocalyptic mash-up of a vortex over a city, like in a lot of movies.

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Re: APOD: Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station (2016 Oct 09)

Post by JohnD » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:06 pm

Me too, Steve!
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