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Hurricane Idalia as seen from the International Space Station looks like a huge, sprawling white circular cloud. It dominates the image, with the water of the Gulf of Mexico mostly visible in the bottom right portion of the photo. Also at bottom right is part of Cuba. At top is some of Earth's curvature and at bottom left is part of the space station.

Hurricane Season Begins

An external high-definition camera on the International Space Station captured this image of Hurricane Idalia at 11:35 a.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 29, 2023. Idalia was a category 1 storm over the Gulf of Mexico with sustained winds of 140 kilometers (85 miles) per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. June 1 marks the beginning of the 2024 hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.

Image Credit: NASA

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