3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013, Astronaut Karen Nyberg Photographs Super Typhoon Haiyan from International Space Station

Potentially the strongest hurricane every recorded by humans on planet Earth, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines as a Category 5 with sustained winds of 195 mph, and gusts to 235 mph. American astronaut Karen Nyberg photographed Haiyan from ISS and posted the image below on Twitter at 3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013 – 6.5 hours ago.

Typhoon Haiyan, Karen Nyberg

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One Response to 3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013, Astronaut Karen Nyberg Photographs Super Typhoon Haiyan from International Space Station

  1. Lenny Sue French November 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    What is there to say but; “wow!” Just talking about this with middle school kids yesterday when I first heard the news! Karen’s picture gives us a whole new perspective!

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