The image above, taken by NASA's Terra satellite's MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer), shows Hurricane Isaac approaching the Louisiana coastline at 1:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, shortly after the storm achieved hurricane status.
The image below, taken by NASA's GOES-12 satellite in late August 2005, shows Hurricane Katrina approaching at nearly the same point.
Hurricane Katrina as seen from space. (NASA.gov)
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