<p><strong>"Watch out, Japan!" said European Space Agency astronaut <a href="https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex">Alexander Gerst</a> after taking this <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/astro_alex/14416715710/in/set-72157645574415004">July 7 picture</a> of Supertyphoon Neoguri from the International Space Station.</strong></p><p dir="ltr">The supertyphoon lashed Okinawa this week, and at the time the photo was taken, was producing 150-mile-an-hour (240-kilometer-an-hour) winds.</p><p dir="ltr">The storm damaged buildings, cancelled flights, and is linked to one drowning; it has since lost its strength.</p><p><em>—Dan Vergano</em></p>

NASA Spots a Supertyphoon

"Watch out, Japan!" said European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst after taking this July 7 picture of Supertyphoon Neoguri from the International Space Station.

The supertyphoon lashed Okinawa this week, and at the time the photo was taken, was producing 150-mile-an-hour (240-kilometer-an-hour) winds.

The storm damaged buildings, cancelled flights, and is linked to one drowning; it has since lost its strength.

—Dan Vergano

Photograph by Alexander Gerst, ESA/NASA

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