An Astronaut Shares Terrifying Images of Irma From Space

Bryan Michalek | September 11, 2017
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Like most in the U.S. and across the globe, American astronaut Randy Bresnik has kept an eye on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma -- but he has uniquely different perspective than most people.

Bresnik has been following the hurricanes from his position aboard the International Space Station, and the images he's been sending back to Earth show the sheer magnitude of these storms. 

Bresnik, who commands the space station's three-man Expedition 53 crew, has described Irma as more of a monster than a massive storm. On Sept. 9, Bresnik tweeted:

Before this photo had even hit Twitter on Thursday, Bresnik already had a steady stream of images, first showing Hurricane Harvey and then the early stages of Irma. 

Bresnik has also documented photos of the Caribbean islands hit hard by the storm, posting:

Bresnik also added a photo of the inbound Hurricane Jose, which according to Space.com is currently a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.  

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