Hurricanes are among the most powerful and destructive phenomena of nature. On average, 12 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, form over the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico from June 1 to November 30 each year. With maximum winds of 300 kilometers per hour, Hurricane Dorian is one of the strongest storms recorded in The Bahamas.
The high-resolution visible images, which were captured in late August, over Dorian’s eye, are impressive. The video, shown below, is a particular 30-second view of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The storms that form north of Ecuador rotate counterclockwise. The storms to the south, turn clockwise. This difference is because the Earth rotates on its axis.
Here you can see how it turns counterclockwise:
High-resolution visible imagery over the eye of #Dorian is stunning this morning. This is a special view of 30-second @NOAA high-resolution visible imagery that forecasters use. Catch the latest on this hurricane's forecast at https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/J8lerryPrj
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 31, 2019
In an image, captured by the meteorologist and hurricane hunter of the Garret Black air force, you can see the sun and the blue sky in the midst of the imposing storm. In the lower-left corner, you can see part of a plane of the United States Air Force.