This panoramic view of the eye of Hurricane Emily was shot by the crew of the International Space Station while they passed over the southern Gulf of Mexico looking eastward toward the rising moon. This July 2005 image shows the eye of the hurricane.
Emily - 2005 (NASA) The crew aboard the International Space Station captured this stunning image showing the eye of Hurricane Emily (lower center) with the moon rising in the background. Emily was a strengthening Category 4 hurricane southwest of Jamaica the time this image was taken on July 16, 2005.
Hurricane Dennis was an early-forming major hurricane in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico during the very active 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Dennis was the fourth named storm, second hurricane, and first major hurricane of the season. In July, the hurricane set several records for early season hurricane activity becoming the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever to form before August; a title it held for only six days before being surpassed by Hurricane Emily.