Hurricane Henry Is Sighted From Space: Astronauts Warn.

According to the Astronauts, Hurricane Henry is moving towards US Northeast coastal areas. NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur uploaded the images of Hurricane taken from the Satellites in Space.

Astronauts are keeping their eye on the Hurricane and tracking it’s locations. According to the International Space Station the Hurricane Henri is spotted from Saturday. 

Analysis Of Astronaut Megan McArthur on hurricane Henry

NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur stated on Twitter that there is Hurricane Henri over the East Coast. He shared a photo of the storm from Space. He warned the people to be safe and secure. 

The Satellites also showed images of Hurricane Grace that made landfall in Mexico. According to the Astronauts, these storms, both Henri and Grace, are formed in the Atlantic Ocean. The Storm Henri made continuous rain towards Connecticut and Rhode Island. 

Effects Of The Hurricane Henri

The Hurricane formed in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Storm made landfall in Newyork on August 22. It is raining continuously in the US northeast. According to the National Hurricane Center, there are strong winds and flooding in the Northeast. 

The Storm Henri made continuous rain towards Connecticut and Rhode Island. Due to these hazardous effects this storm Henri reached category 1 storm on Saturday. 

When it crossed Rhode Island the winds were sustained to 60 mph. Then it dropped from Category 1 and weakened later. According to the Newyork Times: Hurricane Henri was the First Hurricane to hit New England after 30 years. 

The warnings of floods are still in effect in the island area and southern coast of England. 

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NASA’s Role in Tracking Storm

The Satellite named Terra Satellite tracked Henri in the Atlantic on Friday (August 20). Then NASA’s Kathryn Hansen described about it’s intensity and how it is dropped from the Category 1 Hurricane. 

She viewed the storm about 400 miles Southeast of Charleston and was moving towards east. She said that the Hurricane is not aiming to become a category 1 Hurricane at that time. 

Moreover the Goes- East Weather Satellite had continuously tracked the Hurricane until it reached the US. The Astronauts made video from space which shows that the Henri Hurricane is of a category of the tropical Hurricane. 

NASA has initiated coordination with different departments in order to provide the best possible information about Hurricane. Moreover there is a proper system of navigation to see inside the storms and to identify their movements. 

About NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) developed by NASA  with advanced technology to track tropical storms and hurricanes across the world. 

The department of CYGNSS would provide unprecedented measurements about most violent effects and diversifying movements of tropical storms and hurricanes.

There is a fleet of Earth-observing satellites working with the aid of NASA. The fleet is Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite series (GOES-R). These provide remarkable advances in hurricane forecasting.

NASA will be able to do this by the help of  both direct and reflected signals from existing GPS satellites. This will receive estimates of surface wind speed over the ocean.

Statement Of Christopher Ruf

Christopher Ruf is the CYGNSS principal investigator at the University of Michigan in  Ann Arbor. Employed in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering. 

He has stated that the measurements from the CYGNSS mission help tracking hurricanes and also its intensity forecasts. 

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