The Suomi NPP satellite captured this infrared nighttime image of Hurricane Irma between Cuba and the Florida Keys on Sunday (Sept. 10) at 3:38 a.m. EDT (0738 GMT).
Update Sept. 11: Hurricane Irma made second landfall in Florida Sunday and is now a Category 1 storm as it moves northward after battering the Florida peninsula. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites have been capturing imagery of hurricanes Irma, Jose and the now Tropical Storm Katia since they first began to form in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Cameras on the International Space Station have also shown Hurricane Irma through the eyes of astronauts . Scroll down to seee the latest videos of Hurricane Irma, as well as Jose and Katia. See complete Hurricane Irma coverage from our sister site Live Science .
Sept 10: Hurricane Irma moving north over Florida
NOAA GOES-13 satellite’s view of hurricanes Irma and Jose from 6am EDT to 8:15pm EDT on Sept. 10.
Sept. 10: Hurricane Irma covers Florida, Hurricane Jose moves away from Caribbean
NOAA GOES-13 satellite’s view of hurricanes Irma and Jose from 8:15pm EDT on Sept. 9 to 6:45am EDT on Sept. 10.
Late Sept. 9: Hurricane Irma over Florida
NOAA GOES-13 satellite’s view of hurricanes Irma and Jose from 8:45pm EDT on Sept. 8 to 8:45pm EDT on Sept. 9.
Sept. 9: Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia
NOAA GOES-13 view of the storms from Sept. 7-9, 2017. Irma hit Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane, but has since weakened to a still powerful and dangerous Category 4 storm. It is expected to strengthen again as it approaches the U.S. mainland in Florida. Hurricane Jose is a Category 4 hurricane and Katia was downgraded to a tropical storm.
Sept. 8: Hurricanes Jose and Irma from the International Space Station:
The Space Station’s external cameras captured imagery of the two storms.
Sept. 4-8: Unusual Lightning Around Hurricane Irma’s Eye
NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite’s Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) has captured imagery of lightning flashes in the churning clouds of Hurricane Irma over the course of 80 hours (Sept 4-8, 2017). “Hurricanes don’t often exhibit a great deal of lightning, because their winds are mostly horizontal, not vertical,” according to NOAA.
Sept. 7-8: NOAA GOES-13 satellite
As of Sept. 8, Irma is category 4 hurricane, Jose is category 3 hurricane, and Katia is a category 1 hurricane.
Sept. 7: Hurricane Irma from the International Space Station
Irma was a category 5 hurricane when this video was shot.
Sept. 4-7: Irma and Jose
Watch as Jose develops into a hurricane behind Irma.
Sept. 5-6: Hurricane Irma Envelops Caribbean Islands
Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands and more Caribbean nations come under Hurricane Irma’s wrath.
Sept. 5: Hurricane Irma from Space Station
Sept. 2-5: Watch Hurricane Irma Turn Into Category 5 Storm