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Posted at 7:15 PM ET, 09/ 9/2008

Photography: Hurricanes From Orbit

By Ian Livingston

Hurricane Emily on July 16th, 2005 from the International Space Station. The storm was a strengthening category 4 with 155 mph sustained winds over the northwest Caribbean Sea about 135 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. (Image Courtesy NASA)

While Hurricane Ike was tearing across Cuba the past several days, the Boston Globe ran this great series of pictures and satellite shots of Ike as well as other memorable storms in the past. Some captures, like the one above from a crew member on the International Space Station, are too amazing to be accurately described. If only we all could be lucky enough to have such a view!

See our full forecast through the weekend, and more on Hurricane Ike.

By Ian Livingston  | September 9, 2008; 7:15 PM ET
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Ike already has a distinct eye on the latest GOES AVN shot and on long-range Key West radar. The tiny inner core almost looks like a storm inside a storm. Key West has had tropical storm force or near tropical storm force winds for the past 10 hours. Not only is this one going for retirement, it looks like it could outdo Carla.

Posted by: Steve Wasko | September 9, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Incredible beauty and frightening power in those photographs.

Posted by: ~sg | September 9, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

WOW...amazing pictures! Can you say "new wallpaper?"

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | September 10, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

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