Hurricane Irene Viewed From Space

Credit: NASA/Ron Garan

Credit: NASA/Ron Garan

We are definitely lucky to have an astronaut with an eye for a picture.

High above the Earth from aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Ron Garan snapped this image of Hurricane Irene as it passed over the Carribean on Aug. 22, 2011.

And here’s a video of the same hurricane: