The big hurricane on a surface of Saturn, similar to a rose bud, captured the NASA Cassini spacecraft. Scales of the hurricane impress: its diameter makes 2 thousand km that in 20 times more, than the biggest hurricane on Earth. Cassini allowed researchers to make out for the first time a hurricane on Saturn in detail. Wind speed in the hurricane center as it became clear, reaches 150 m/second. Unlike terrestrial storm, which move on a planet, the hurricane on Saturn isn’t mobile and is on its North Pole. On Earth hurricanes, as a rule, drift to the north, because of the turbulences of a wind caused by movement of a planet.
NASA’s Aqua satellite saw icy cold cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Ethel on January 19, which hinted at intensification. Infrared satellite imagery gives forecasters a clue to how high the cloud tops are that belong to thunderstorms that make up a tropical cyclone. The rule is the higher the cloud top, the stronger the uplift and the stronger the thunderstorm. When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Ethel on January 19 at 09:17 UTC (4:17 a.m. EST) the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument measured the temperatures of Ethel’s cloud tops. Thunderstorm cloud tops around the entire center of circulation and in some of the bands of thunderstorms that circled the center to the east and north, were colder than -63 Fahrenheit (-52 Celsius).
The visible image of Hurricane Rina was taken by the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite on October 24, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. EDT (1615 GMT) when it was off the coast of Mexico.
Satellites have tracked Tropical Storm Jova from its birth over the Pacific Ocean over the west coast Mexican state of Jalisco as a Category 2 hurricane.
Nasa scientists could get a image of Hurricane Hilary by using Terra satellite. Hurricane Hilary which is a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength, is still spinning off the west coast of Mexico.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have had a birds-eye view of the 2011 hurricane season, flying over and snapping pictures of several storms. Hurricane Katia is no exception, but luckily it isn’t likely to cause much damage down on the ground.
The new hurricane photo, taken by NOAA’s GOES 13 weather satellite 22,300 miles nearly 36,000 km above Earth, shows Irene as it appeared on august 27 at 10:10 a.m. EDT 1410 GMT.
Hurricane Irene, approaching the east coast of the USA, weakened to the second category on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
The first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, called Irene, was seen from space on August 22.