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Spacecraft nadir point: 16.5° N, 55.8° W

Photo center point: 18.5° N, 52.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 187 nautical miles (346km)
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Image Caption: Hurricane Igor from the Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this digital photograph of the eye of Hurricane Igor at 10:56 Atlantic Daylight Time (13:56 UTC) on September 14, 2010. The storm was a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity.

At the time of the image, Igor was centered in the Atlantic Ocean near 18deg N 52deg W and slowly moving west-northwest at 11 kilometers (7 miles) per hour, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Maximum sustained winds of 213 km (132 mi.) per hour, with gusts to 259 km (161 mi.) per hour.