Outside the International Space Station, cameras captured dramatic views of Hurricane Patricia at on 23 October as the huge system moved north at about 10 mph, heading for a potentially catastrophic landfall along the southwest coast of Mexico.
In the end, Patricia destroyed dozens of homes on the country’s Pacific coast, but authorities said the record-breaking hurricane largely spared the country.
The system later weakened, moving northeast to bring torrential rains to Texas and Louisiana.
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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