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ISS009-E-21205
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Spacecraft nadir point: 23.3° N, 72.0° W

Photo center point: 23.2° N, 73.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 192 nautical miles (356km)
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Image Caption: ISS009-E-21205 (2 September 2004) --- From 230 miles above, this is a view into the eye of Hurricane Frances as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean almost 500 miles east-southeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., at about 8 a.m EDT Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. At the time, Frances was a category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 mph. Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke took this photo through the window of the International Space Station. Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Fincke, the NASA ISS Science Officer and Flight Engineer, are in the fifth month of a six-month stay on the orbiting research platform.