Looking down the eye of Hurricane Bill in the Atlantic Ocean, an Expedition 20 crew member on the International Space Station captures a swirling cloud layer which is several thousand feet below the tops of the eye wall clouds. This view was taken on Aug. 18, 2009 at 16:10:07 GMT with a Nikkor 80-200mm zoom lens at the 200mm setting. At the time this photograph was taken, Hurricane Bill was centered at 15.9 degrees north latitude and 51.2 degrees west longitude, the winds were 90 knots (103.7 miles per hour) gusting to 110 knots (126.7 mph) and it was moving west-northwest (285 degrees) at 14 knots (16.1 mph).
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