It's a hurricane. Shouldn't it be EYEgor?

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Sept. 13 2010 4:00 PM

It's a hurricane. Shouldn't it be EYEgor?

I have no real reason to post this image of the new hurricane Igor -- now exploding into a category 4 monster in the Atlantic -- other than to make the joke in the title, and because it's terribly pretty.

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The picture was taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on Sunday, September 12 at 16:00 UT. It's well east and south of the US right now, but its path is unclear. I suspect Chris Mooney at The Intersection will be keeping a close eye -- yes, haha -- on it. Stay tuned.

Image credit: NASA, Aqua team hunger force

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!