Hurricane Season 2022 Begins

Hurricanes are the most powerful weather event on Earth. The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 to November 30.

Faster than a cheetah, the fastest animal on land, hurricanes produce winds of 74 miles an hour (119 kilometers per hour) or more.

In this image from 2021, the crew aboard the International Space Station snapped this image of Hurricane Sam as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean while the station orbited 259 miles above Trinidad and Tobago.

Image Credit: NASA
Editor: Yvette Smith