ISS017-E-15361

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Spacecraft nadir point: 23.5° N, 49.8° W

Photo center point: 23.2° N, 62.7° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348km)
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Image Caption: ISS017-E-015361 (5 Sept. 2008) --- When this image was taken of Hurricane Ike from the International Space Station's vantage point of 220 statute miles above Earth on Sept. 5, the eye of it was centered at 23.3 degrees north latitude and 62.0 degrees west longitude and moving 260 degrees at 17.2 miles per hour. The winds were sustained at 121 miles per hour with gusts to 149.8 miles per hour. The hurricane had not yet passed over Cuba and entered the Gulf of Mexico when this photo was taken.