Heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend in United States, citizens and government officials braced for a potent hurricane that had been intensifying in the Atlantic Ocean. By the afternoon of August 30, 2019, Hurricane Dorian had reached category 3 intensity and was headed for the northern Bahamas and the east coast of Florida as the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season. This photograph was shot by an astronaut on the International Space Station at 11:12 a.m. on August 29, 2019. At that time Dorian had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles (135 km) per hour and a central pressure of 986 millibars, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of 2 p.m. on August 30, the center of the storm was about 445 miles (715 km) east of the Bahamas and 625 miles (1005 kms) east of West Palm Beach, Florida. Sustained winds were measured at 115 mph (185 kmph) and the minimum central pressure was 970 millibars.
Dominican RepublicCategory: Space