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An astronaut on the International Space Station has photographed Hurricane Earl as it heads towards the U.S. coast as a powerful Category 4 storm.

American astronaut Douglas Wheelock of NASA has been photographing hurricanes from windows on the International Space Station and posting them on Twitter. Hurricane Earl is his latest target, though he also caught stunning views of Hurricane Danielle recently.

"Hurricane Earl is gathering some strength," Wheelock wrote Tuesday on Twitter, where he is chronicling his space mission under the name Astro_Wheels. "It is incredible what a difference a day makes when you're dealing with this force of nature. Please keep a watchful eye on this one ... not sure if Earl will go quietly into the night like Danielle."

Hurricane Earl strengthened to a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength Monday. As of this morning, it is moving toward the west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of up to 135 mph (217 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center. The earlier hurricane, Danielle, has weakened into a tropical storm.

Wheelock is one of six astronauts living on the International Space Station, which orbits the Earth at an altitude of about 20 miles (354 km). In addition to windows in the space station's U.S, Russian and Japanese segments, astronauts can also use a special seven-window observation deck called the Cupola to photograph the Earth and space.
 

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Ahh didn't see that,thanks.:cheers:
 

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WOW ! Nice find. -And to think... there are those that believe we can control these anomalies.
 

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WOW ! Nice find. -And to think... there are those that believe we can control these anomalies.
GW still has the machine in his garage.. pretty cool contraption. :thumbsup:

Damn, that looks a lot like Katrina did. Sux if it takes a hard left just past Virginia..
 

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I don't know about you guys but I just bought a bunch of carbon credits..... I don't want global warming to cause anymore of the ferocious storms.
 

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I don't know about you guys but I just bought a bunch of carbon credits..... I don't want global warming to cause anymore of the ferocious storms.
Next time you're buying carbon credits, let me know. I have some I want to sell. :D
 

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I don't know about you guys but I just bought a bunch of carbon credits..... I don't want global warming to cause anymore of the ferocious storms.
:laughing: ... :thumbsup:
 

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Next time you're buying carbon credits, let me know. I have some I want to sell. :D
I have two for one coupons -for future credits in case of gas emission during a volcanic eruption.
 

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You guys are getting pretty good at injecting politics into everything.:D
 

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Sadly... they are not combine-able and a strict of limit one per customer -per erection eruption. Also... a two drink minimum is strongly enforced.
 

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You guys are getting pretty good at injecting politics into everything.:D
It’s because they weren’t breast fed as children. :laughing:
 

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Looks like all that wind from Washington is working :lookinup:, Earl is making that slow right hand turn :thumbsup:
 

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Looks like all that wind from Washington is working :lookinup:, Earl is making that slow right hand turn :thumbsup:
It’s AFRAID … :laughing:
 

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Earl makes landfall — in Nova Scotia.

Early reports: Few downed power lines, isolated flooding in Mass




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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39003957/ns/weather/



YARMOUTH, Mass. — After toying with tens of millions of coastal residents and tourists along the East Coast, Earl finally made landfall Saturday morning — but as a tropical storm and in remote Nova Scotia.

In the end, Earl wasn't even as bad as some of the no-name nor'easters that pound New England from time to time.

The storm, far less intense than feared, brushed past the Northeast and dumped heavy, wind-driven rain on Cape Cod cottages and fishing villages, but caused little damage. It left clear, blue skies in its wake, the perfect start to the Labor Day weekend.

The worst of the damage in Massachusetts amounted to a few hundred power outages, a handful of downed power lines and isolated flooding.
The storm didn't make much of an impression on the dozen people who stayed overnight at a Red Cross shelter at the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in Yarmouth on the Cape.

"Everybody was ready for something big to happen," said Red Cross worker Harry Watling.

"But when it came, most of us hardly even noticed."
 

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WOW ! Nice find. -And to think... there are those that believe we can control these anomalies.
We CAN control these storms, we just are not yet motivated enough to do so.

One day we will go out and start flying fleets of planes into sky spraying chemicals, heat exchangers furiously pumping hot or cold air into the atmosphere, fields of wind turbines that can instead of slowing the wind down could act like fans and speed the wind up! Then we will be able to point and the sky and and shout out to nature that we are in charge now! The weather will be whatever the **** we want it to be!

whoo!

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