The Typhoon 12 Observed from the Space Station

The Typhoon 12 Observed from the Space Station

Okinawa : Japan | Sep 01, 2011 at 11:24 PM PDT
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若田さん沖縄と2(日本語):April 29,2009

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) publisized a video picture of the typhoon No.12 as observed from the International Space Station (ISS.) This picture was shot by Satoshi Furukawa, an astronaut staying at ISS for the extended time period.

According to the JAXA, the shooting was made when ISS was flying 400 kilometers above Okinawa at 12 AM Tokyo time on August 31.

The typhoon is now heading north and approaching Shikoku and Kinki area of Japan as of September 2.

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The Typhoon 12 Observed from the ISS
The Typhoon 12 Observed from the ISS (Photo credit: Kyodo)
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