Beautiful shots of Hurricane Genevieve have been captured by an astronaut aboard the Intercontinental Space Station (ISS).
The hurricane, which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, was hurrying in on the Baja coastline of Mexico in the jap Pacific Ocean when the pictures were taken by NASA’s Chris Cassidy.
Irrespective of the downgrade, the US National Hurricane Middle is warning that Genevieve could still “direct to life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides”, with ocean swells predicted to strike the Baja peninsula all through Friday.
Two individuals have now drowned in the Mexican point out of Baja California Sur as a consequence of Genevieve.
Mr Cassidy’s pictures ended up posted to Twitter, and clearly show the storm showing to spread above almost the entirety of the Earth as seen from the ISS.
Its maximum sustained winds had dropped to 50mph by Friday early morning, but at its peak the storm was a potent group 4 hurricane with winds of 130mph on Tuesday.
The storm knocked out energy and phone service to a big portion of the Los Cabos space, flooded streets in inadequate neighbourhoods and toppled palm trees throughout what is ordinarily a well-liked place for holidaymakers.
Mr Cassidy was formerly a captain in the US Navy, and a Navy SEAL, prior to signing up for NASA in 2004.
He joined the ISS for his third spaceflight again in April and is at this time the only American on board, right after Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley left previously this thirty day period for the last component of a SpaceX exam flight.
He is now the ISS commander, accompanied by Russian cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner as flight engineers.