Space may be the best place to watch a hurricane. You're far from the danger, but still have an incredible view of the action.
On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES West satellite delivered a stirring look at the heart of Hurricane Barbara, the first major Eastern Pacific storm of 2019.
The satellite footage shows the eye of the hurricane, which is packing maximum sustained winds of almost 130 mph (209 km/h). It's now classified as a category 4 storm, one slot below a top-level category 5. NOAA's National Hurricane Center said Barbara could even strengthen a little more.
Hurricane Barbara looks amazing, but it's not threatening land at this time. It is expected to weaken this week, but could potentially bring some stormy weather to Hawaii depending on its path and strength.