Irene via NASA

IRENE Update, as if I’m even concerned, but FOR the concerned: “NASA removed all doubt by posting this full-disk image of Earth on Flickr, taken by the NOAA GOES-13 satellite at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday. As you can see, the Category 2 hurricane is relentlessly bearing down on the East Coast. According to NASA, satellite data shows Hurricane Irene’s current diameter at 510 miles, “roughly 1/3 the length of the US Atlantic coastline.” The GOES-13 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) is parked in ageostationary orbit, positioned over the equator at an altitude of 22,236 miles.” (original source) The good news? The U.S. National Hurricane Center lowered the … Continue reading Irene via NASA