NASA tweets dramatic image of Hurricane Gonzalo

16 Oct 2014

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The image taken aboard the International Space Station of Hurricane Gonzalo. Image via NASA

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The International Space Station has captured an image of Hurricane Gonzalo as it rages over the Atlantic Ocean.

US space agency NASA has tweeted the dramatic picture as the British island territory of Bermuda braces itself to be hit by the storm.

According to Reuters, Gonzalo is making its way towards the area with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h (140 mi/h). The storm reached Category 4 yesterday on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale but is expected to slowly weaken.

Gonzalo has already caused huge damage to the Caribbean islands of Antigua, Martinique and St Maarten. In Martinique, an 87-year-old sailor died after his boat sank in a marina as a result of the hurricane.

NASA said the storm will hit Bermuda today, while ocean swells will hit the east coast of the US tomorrow.

Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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