File:Hurricane Frances from the ISS - 10AM. EDT AUG 27 2004.jpg

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This photo of Hurricane Frances was taken by Astronaut Mike Fincke aboard the International Space Station as he flew 230 statute miles above the storm at about 9 a.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. At the time, Frances was located 820 miles east of the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic Ocean, moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Fincke, the NASA ISS Science Officer and Flight Engineer, and Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka are in the fifth month of a six-month flight aboard the Station.


International Space Station InsigniaISS Crew Earth Observations: ISS009-E-20440International Space Station Insignia
Identification
Mission ISS009 (Expedition 9)
Roll E
Frame 20440
Country or Geographic Name ATLANTIC OCEAN
Features PAN-HURRICANE FRANCES
Center Point Latitude 15.0° N
Center Point Longitude -49.0° E
Camera
Camera Tilt High Oblique
Camera Focal Length 35 mm
Camera Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Quality
Percentage of Cloud Cover 26-50%
Nadir What is Nadir?
Date 2004-08-27
Time 14:02:10
Nadir Point Latitude 5.8° N
Nadir Point Longitude -50.0° E
Nadir to Photo Center Direction North
Sun Azimuth 77°
Spacecraft Altitude 195 nautical miles (361 km)
Sun Elevation Angle 70°
Orbit Number 953
Date
Source http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=12379
Author Image ISS009E20440 was provided by the by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center.
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02:40, 31 July 2005Thumbnail for version as of 02:40, 31 July 20051,600 × 1,060 (265 KB)Tom (talk | contribs){{PD-USGov-NASA}} http://www1.nasa.gov/images/content/64175main_image_feature_209_jwfull.jpg This photo of Hurricane Frances was taken by Astronaut Mike Fincke aboard the International Space Station as he flew 230 miles above the storm at about 10 a.m.
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