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Hurricane Earl from space

Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock just uploaded this stunning image of Hurricane Earl from space. He's aboard the International Space Station right now. What a spectacular sight.

We are keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Earl as it passes over the Leeward islands in the Caribbean. The storm has now grown into a category 4 storm with winds of up to 135 mph. Interact with our hurricane tracker and read the latest on the storm.

Update: (Tue, 8/31, 9:15am EST) It's amazing how much bigger the storm looks a little more than 17 hours later (in the second photo).