While Super Typhoon Maysak churns in the Pacific, Terry Virts and Samantha Cristoforetti sit in the International Space Station as it orbits above Earth. Yesterday, the American and Italian astronauts sent back some incredible images of the Typhoon and its structure. With winds sustained at 160 miles per hour on Wednesday, the Typhoon was one of the strongest to develop so early in the Western Pacific Ocean. The structure and size of the storm become incredibly impressive in the images they’ve posted.
High resolution cameras have allowed astronauts on the International Space Station to provide us with incredible images over the past few years. The astronauts aboard frequently post night and daytime images of major cities and world geography as seen from the low-orbit space craft. In the images of Maysak, the storms structure becomes apparent. An impressively organized eye and organized cloud tops make it easy to understand the power of the storm below. High resolution cameras even allow to you to see the vorticies within the eye itself.
All images below captured by Terry Virts and Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the ISS. Click here for more information on Typhoon Maysak.