Life as an Extreme Sport

Hurricane Irene is Big. Really, Really Big

Hurricane Irene 3:37pm ET
Hurricane Irene is big. This still image taken from the SpaceFlight Now Live ISS feed shows us just how big. It’s like looking at Jupiter’s clouds big.

But there’s still a sense of scale missing.

Let me help you with that.
Irene is Big
The leading edge of Hurricane Irene, in the Gulf of Maine (Canada). The eye of the storm had not yet reached Virginia at 3:40pm ET, the time this screenshot was taken.