Stunning Images from Space of Super Typhoon Maysak

Some of you have probably already seen these photos, but I had to share for those of you who may have missed them. Earlier today, astronauts from the International Space Station tweeted out several photos (from space, obviously) of Super Typhoon Maysak. I can honestly say that these are the most incredible photos that I have ever seen of a typhoon/hurricane from space.

Typhoon Maysak has weakened from its previous super typhoon status, but it still has sustained winds of 140 mph with gusts to 165 mph. This typhoon is currently heading towards the Philippines. The western Pacific has already had an active season so far, which is due to a number of factors such as warm sea surface temperatures, a developing El Nino, and the MJO.

Now that I added a tidbit of science to the mix, I’ll show you the photos. All of the photos below are courtesy of NASA and Astronaut Terry Virts.

Super Typhoon Maysak Image 1

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Super Typhoon Maysak Image 2

Super Typhoon Maysak Image 3