Hurricane Florence Resources - Handheld Camera RGB cloud top/extent imagery from the International Space Station

September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Resources - Handheld Camera RGB cloud top/extent imagery from the International Space Station

Photograph of Hurricane Florence as seen from the International Space Station on 9/12/2018 at ~600 miles from Southeast U.S. coastline.

Photograph of Hurricane Florence as seen from the International Space Station on 9/12/2018 at ~600 miles from Southeast U.S. coastline.

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station are using digital cameras to take images of Hurricane Florence as they pass over it, capturing panoramic views of the storm’s eye and cloud bands. 

Once the storm has passed and cloud cover lessens, requests to document flooding, changes to the land surface, etc. will be sent to the crew as part of ongoing NASA ISS response to the International Disaster Charter activation for Hurricane Florence. Imagery of this type is then georeferenced by the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at JSC.