Check Out The Hanna Hurricane Captured from Space

Unfortunately or not, the wrath of nature can be spotted from space many times when it pulls out its fangs. The Hanna Hurricane hit Texas with wind speeds that achieved over 90 mph. Nature also doesn’t care about how prepared you are to face its ferocity or not. Texas was already devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching over 400,000 total cases of infected people and more than 5,200 deaths.

Astronaut Bob Behnken from NASA was lucky enough to spot Hurricane Hanna from the International Space Station as it hit the Gulf of Mexico on July 24.

Until the early morning on July 26, the storm had weakened to a tropical storm and further to a tropical depression. There are five types of tropical cyclones, depending on wind speeds. Hanna lands into the first category. When winds from the rotating systems hit 39 mph, the storm becomes a tropical storm. As for when the storms reaches 74 mph, it means we’re dealing with a tropical cyclone or a hurricane. At this point, the phenomenon is also given a name.

Bob Behnken, the astronaut on board of the ISS that spotted the Hanna Hurricane will return to Earth on Aug. 2 on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The International Space Station (ISS) is the location for numerous scientific research and photo capturing. The comet NEOWISE, for instance, was also photographed by an astronomer on board of the ISS. The space station is a laboratory that revolves around the Earth above the atmosphere, and five space agencies are the culprits for it – the well-known space agency NASA from the States, ESA (European Space Agency), JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Roscosmos (the Russian space agency), and CSA (the Canadian Space Agency).

Regardless of what the new missions of the International Space Station will be, learning how to cherish and protect our environment more is something that we all should consider.

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