26 Aug '11, 12pm

All of Hurricane Irene captured in this image from our Terra satellite, Thursday ~noon ET. #hurricaneirene

All of Hurricane Irene captured in this image from our Terra satellite, Thursday ~noon ET. #hurricaneirene

Hurricane Irene is a large and dangerous storm. In this image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on August 25, bands of thunderstorms spiral tightly around a dense center, forming the circular shape of a well-developed hurricane. At the time the image was taken, 11:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Irene was moving over the Bahamas with sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (115 miles per hour). Irene has a long reach. The storm is large, spanning nearly 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from east to west in this image. Though the storm is moving north-northwest at a mere 20 km/hr (13 mph), it will be within reach of U.S. shores within 48 hours, warns the National Hurricane Center. At the time the image was taken, a tropical storm watch extended from north of Edisto Beach, South Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina, and...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=51877

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