Space photos of the day: Massive Storms
Tropical storm Irene approaches Puerto Rico (l.) in this image taken from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 21. Categorized as a hurricane, Irene buffeted Puerto Rico with winds and torrential rain August 22, knocking out power and downing trees as it churned westward to threaten Florida by the end of the week.
Clouds pass over Manteno, Ill., on Oct. 26, as a storm producing high winds passes through the area.
Storm clouds carrying heavy rain move across downtown Phoenix, Ariz., on Oct. 5. A series of powerful thunderstorms hit the area with high winds, hail, and heavy rain.
Storms hit Europe
Waves break along the shore of A Guarda, northwestern Spain, on Saturday. Hurricane-force winds swept through many parts of France over the weekend.