Astronauts and satellites watch Hurricane Henri from space as US Northeast braces for storm

As parts of the U.S. northeast brace for Hurricane Henri to make landfall in New York today (Aug. 22), astronauts and satellites are tracking the historic storm from space. 

Henri, which reached category 1 hurricane status on Saturday, is forecast to make landfall on Long Island, New York by midday today, dropping torrents of rain on Connecticut and Rhode Island, according to the National Hurricane Center’s morning update. Astronauts on the International Space Station spotted Henri from orbit on Saturday. 

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