NASA published the original image as part of their image of the day series. It really helps show the size of Hurricane Irene and almost makes it seem like planet Earth just grew another continent.
From the Red Cross, this handy checklist on things to do and supplies you need before any hurricane is worth a glance, even if you think you’re ready for Hurricane Irene.
If all goes as she plans, Hurricane Irene will impact the east coast in full force this weekend. Keep an eye on Weather.com’s Hurricane Tracker for more information.