4 Astounding Photos of Hurricane Patricia From Space
As Hurricane Patricia barreled ashore on the Southwest coast of Mexico yesterday, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted several photos from the International Space Station.
A state of emergency was declared over large sections along Mexico’s Pacific coast Friday as Hurricane Patricia was listed as a Category 5 and described as the “strongest storm ever measured on the planet.”
Kelly's images show the size and severity of Patricia, which made landfall in Mexico Friday evening with winds reaching 165 mph.
Hurricane #Patricia looks menacing from @space_station. Stay safe below, #Mexico. #YearInSpace https://t.co/6LP2xCYcGD— Scott Kelly (@Scott Kelly)1445623500.0
Hurricane #Patricia approaches #Mexico. It's massive. Be careful! #YearInSpace https://t.co/F5LgnjOjey— Scott Kelly (@Scott Kelly)1445629026.0
#Patricia's force isn't lost on me. Thoughts w friends & all in #Mexico #GoodNight from @space_station #YearInSpace https://t.co/FpulnNQleR— Scott Kelly (@Scott Kelly)1445642013.0
Woke up in the night #Patricia update w latest view from @space_station Thoughts continue for all below #YearInSpace https://t.co/MYmYLA3uPw— Scott Kelly (@Scott Kelly)1445655173.0
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