Irene sidles up to the east coast

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Aug 26, 2011

The first hurricane of the 2011 season hits the U.S. east coast, as seen by a NASA Earth-observing satellite:

[Click to encoriolenate, or grab the nearly one-to-one sized 6000x7000 pixel version.]

This image was taken on August 26, 2011 at 16:30 UTC. For more images and video of Irene, keep an eye on the NASA GSFC Flickr page and follow them on Twitter.

Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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