NASA shares images of Hurricane Ian from the International Space Station

by: Athena Morris, NBC News Channel



(WFLA/NBC News Channel) – Have you ever wondered what a hurricane looks like from space?

NASA on Monday shared an image of Hurricane Ian taken from the International Space Station.

At the time the storm was in the western Caribbean, near Cuba.

The storm made landfall in La Coloma, Cuba at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. It’s still hovering over Cuba this morning, hitting the island nation with strong winds and life-threatening storm surges.

The storm is expected to remain a major hurricane as it makes its way over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.

The NHC issued a hurricane warning for Tampa Bay Monday night, meaning hurricane conditions can be expected in the area at some point in the next 48 hours.

Ian was due to be in the hurricane warning area west of the Florida Keys on Tuesday evening and near the west coast of Florida on Wednesday.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. NASA shares images of Hurricane Ian from the International Space Station

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