ISS017-E-15732

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Spacecraft nadir point: 21.5° N, 74.3° W

Photo center point: 22.5° N, 82.5° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348km)
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Image Caption: ISS017-E-015732 (9 Sept. 2008) --- Hurricane Ike covers more than half of Cuba in this image, photographed by the crew of ISS-17 aboard the International Space Station from a vantage point of 220 statute miles above Earth. The center of Ike was near 22.4 degrees north latitude and 82.4 degrees west longitude and moving 290 degrees at 11.7 miles per hour. Sustained winds were at 80.6 miles per hour, with gusts to 97.9 miles per hour and were forecast to strengthen as the eye moved back over the warm water in the gulf of Mexico.