If you once had dreams of being an astronaut (or even if you still do), you can kind of accomplish that goal from your computer screen now.
NASA announced on Twitter that the International Space Station (ISS) flew over Hurricane Arthur today at 10:19 ET, and people could watch from their live web cam.
Check out how big this storm is from the view of Reid Wiseman, who is on the ISS.
With NASA’s High Definition Earth Viewing Experiment (HDEV), people can see a live stream of what the ISS is looking at, along with a map that shows what on Earth you are looking at.
NASA started this project to monitor how HD camera quality gets worse when exposed to the space enviroment.
They have four different cameras in use, which causes the stream to occasionally be unavailable while they switch from camera to camera, as only one camera works at a time.
If you want a break from the office work grind, watch the webcam for an out-of-this-world experience.Megan Turchi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her @meganturchi