Hurricanes, better known as tropical cyclones to some, refer to a storm system characterized by a low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. Though devastating once they hit land, hurricanes are a sight to behold from space. Continue reading to see eighteen stunning images of hurricanes captured by astronauts / satellites in orbit.

10. Hurricane Ike

9. Hurricane Gordon

8. Hurricane Ivan

7. Hurricane Isabel

6. Hurricane Felix

5. Hurricane Catrina

4. Hurricane Wilma

3. Hurricane Epsilon

2. Hurricane Douglas

1. Hurricane Emily

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