International Space Station Imagery: Hurricane Wilma

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2005



(19 Oct. 2005) --- This image of Hurricane Wilma was taken at 8:23 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Oct. 19, by the crew aboard NASA's international space station as the complex flew 222 miles above the storm.

At the time, Wilma was the strongest Atlantic hurricane in history, with winds near 175 miles per hour.

The storm was located in the Caribbean Sea, 340 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

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