Item #: SPA01451-45780
Hurricane Helene was captured at 18:20:43 GMT, Sept. 17, 2006 with a digital still camera, equipped with a 20-35mm lens, by one of the crewmembers aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The centre of the storm was located near 20.9 degrees north latitude and 49.0 degrees west longitude, while moving northwest. At the time the photo was taken, the sustained winds were 90 nautical miles per hour with gusts to 110 nautical miles per hour. 17 Sept. 2006 (NASA Media Archives).