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IMAGE OF THE DAY
10-02-2022
Eye of the storm: what made Hurricane Ian so powerful?
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the eye of Hurricane Ian as the storm approached southwest Florida on September 28, 2022. The photograph was captured three hours before the storm made landfall by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8. "The eye of a hurricane is a circular zone of fair weather at the storm’s center. It is surrounded by a towering ring of extremely powerful thunderstorms called an eyewall, the part of the hurricane with the strongest winds,"...
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