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SATELLITES TRACKING POWERFUL HURRICANE MARIA FROM SPACE

SATELLITES TRACKING POWERFUL HURRICANE MARIA FROM SPACE A number of satellites are keeping tabs on Hurricane Maria as the dangerous storm churns its way through the Caribbean. Imagery captured over the past four days by the GOES East satellite, for example, shows Maria strengthening to a Category 5 hurricane — the most powerful type — and slamming into the island of Dominica last night (Sept. 18). Maria is currently a "potentially catastrophic hurricane" moving west-northwest with maximum sustained wind speeds of 160 mph (260 km/h), according to the latest update from the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).    More



(Source: Space.com - Sep 20)

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