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Astronaut Looks Down on Churning Eye of Typhoon Neoguri

Supertyphoon Neoguri seen from the International Space Station on July 7, 2014.
Supertyphoon Neoguri seen from the International Space Station on July 7, 2014. Alexander Gerst / ESA / NASA

The International Space Station passed directly over the eye of Typhoon Neoguri and astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany captured its terrifying size. In a tweet, Gerst marveled that even with a fish-eye lens, he couldn't capture the whole storm.

The typhoon battered Japan's Okinawa islands with sustained winds of 120 mph Tuesday, paralyzing transport and forcing the U.S. military to move 61 aircraft from Kadena Air Base.