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OnOrbit: September 2017



After battering Cuba and several Caribbean islands for most of a week as it crept slowly northwestward, Hurricane Irma turned north into Florida on September 10, 2017.


@AstroKomrade What a difference a week makes, Turks and Caicos before and after #Irma.


The NOAA-NASA satellite GOES-16 captured this geocolor image of Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8, 2017.


The International Space Station's external cameras captured another dramatic view of Hurricane Irma as it made landfall in the Caribbean Sept. 6.