|Hurricane Ike covered more than half of Cuba in this image, taken by the Expedition 17 crew aboard the International Space Station from a vantage point of 220 statute miles above Earth.|
Ike came ashore in Texas at 2:10 a.m. CDT, Sept. 13 and brought a wall of water over 20 feet high, sweeping through Galveston Island, and on the mainland. The storm made landfall with sustained winds near 110 mph, just 1 mph short of a Category 3 hurricane.
One of the station's solar arrays is partially visible in the upper right corner.
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