An aircraft literally enters the eye of the hurricane Laura | Real-time videos

An aircraft literally enters the eye of the hurricane Laura
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The research team from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shared videos of the exploration of Hurricane Laura that hit the United States with winds of up to 240 km / h.

The team traverses hurricanes to collect data on the natural phenomenon needed to make weather forecasts. NOAA’s Nick Underwood shared real-time videos aboard the Kermit plane during its passage through the hurricane.

He revealed that during his career he made a total of 61 flights through a hurricane, 5 of which are by Laura.

He also captured several impressive views from his plane as the hurricane moved over the Gulf.

The intense electrical activity of Hurricane Laura was captured from low Earth orbit.

Hurricane Laura, category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, hit the United States with winds of up to 240 km / h after hitting Cuba and leaving a dozen deaths on other Caribbean islands.