Hurricane Sandy From Space: NASA Cameras Capture Video Of Frankenstorm 2012

on October 29 2012 11:56 AM
Hurricane Sandy From Space
Hurricane Sandy from space NASA

As Hurricane Sandy approaches its landfall along the East Coast, NASA released a video of the storm, nicknamed Frankenstorm for its Halloween arrival, from space.

Cameras aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, have captured video footage of Sandy as it made its way up from the Caribbean to the eastern coast of the U.S.

NASA released the time-lapse video seen from 22,300 miles above Earth on its website, which you can view below. The footage shows Hurricane Sandy's path on Sunday from 7:15 a.m. to 6:26 p.m. EDT.

The NASA animation was created by Kevin Ward, using images from the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-14, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.

In the video, the storm is seen as a massive swirl of white in space with Earth in the distance. NASA explained that light from the Sun as it changes angles show the clouds and details of the storms path from dawn until dusk.

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