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File:Hurricane Wilma eye.jpg


Description This image of Hurricane Wilma was taken by the crew aboard NASA's international space station as the complex flew 222 miles above the storm. Wilma's eye was two miles across at the time, the smallest eye ever observed, indicating an extremely intense storm. At the time, Wilma was the strongest Atlantic hurricane in history, with winds over 185 miles per hour, a record low central pressure of 882 mbar. The storm was located in the Caribbean Sea, 340 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

International Space Station InsigniaISS Crew Earth Observations: ISS012-E-05235International Space Station Insignia
Mission ISS012 ( Expedition 12)
Roll E
Frame 05235
Country or Geographic Name CARIBBEAN SEA
Centre Point Latitude 17.2° N
Centre Point Longitude -82.8° E
Camera Tilt 44°
Camera Focal Length 180 mm
Camera Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover 76-100%
Nadir What is Nadir?
Date 2005-10-19
Time 13:22:18
Nadir Point Latitude 18.2° N
Nadir Point Longitude -80.0° E
Nadir to Photo Centre Direction West
Sun Azimuth 113°
Spacecraft Altitude 186 nautical miles (344 km)
Sun Elevation Angle 28°
Orbit Number 3525

Date 19 October 2005
Source NASA - Hurricane Wilma
Author ISS crewman
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