The Eye of Super Typhoon Maysak Seen From Space

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
April 2, 2015
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The Eye of Super Typhoon Maysak Seen From Space
Super Typhoon Maysak

This close up of the huge Typhoon Maysak eye of the category 5 (hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale) was captured by astronauts on board the International Space Station Mar. 31, 2015.
The massive Typhoon is headed toward the Philippines and expected to land on the upcoming Easter weekend. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellites, both co-managed by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, captured rainfall and cloud data that revealed very heavy rainfall and high thunderstorms in the still strengthening storm.

ISS043E078169 (03/31/2015) – larger image

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