Hurricane Emily and the Moon
This panoramic view of the eye of Hurricane Emily was shot by the crew of the International Space Station while they passed over the southern Gulf of Mexico looking eastward toward the rising moon. This July 16, 2005 image shows the eye of the hurricane, which appears as a depression in the cloud deck, stretches out to the horizon and fades into the limb (the bright blue cross-section) of the Earth’s atmosphere. At the time this image was taken, Emily was a strengthening Category 4 hurricane. With the formation of Hurricane Emily, 2005 became the first season in which there were two Category 4 storms before the end of July.
Image Credit: NASA