This image of Hurricane Frances was acquired by the crew of the International Space Station early on August 30 as the storm was moving westward some 265 miles east-northeast of the northern Windward Islands. The storm was packing winds of 120 miles per hour at the time and appeared to be tracking towards the Bahamas Islands and eventually Florida. A large, ragged eye is visible with a large arc of high clouds flowing away from the top of the storm.
Astronaut photograph ISS009-E-20909 was acquired August 30, 2004, at 12:16:47 GMT with a Kodak K760C digital camera with an 26 mm lens, and is provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
- ISS - Digital Camera