NASA / Scott Kelly

This Is Hurricane Patricia's Landfall From Space

Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

By Jake Godin | October 23, 2015

This wind map shows Hurricane Patricia making landfall.

And these photos show Hurricane Patricia from space. It's the most powerful hurricane ever measured in the Western Hemisphere.

The Category 5 hurricane has sustained winds of around 200 miles per hour. (Video via Univision)

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It's also being compared to Typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 hurricane that devastated the Philippines in 2013.

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This video includes images from NASA / Scott Kelly and music by Chris Zabriskie / CC BY 4.0. 

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