As the storm raged across the Pacific nation, astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured a rare birds-eye view. On Nov. 12, NASA released the footage and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted a photo of the storm.
Typhoon Haiyan's winds reached a ground-speed of 195 miles per hour. That beats the highest sustained wind speed on record, 190 mph, reached by Hurricane Camille in 1969. To put this in perspective, a Category 5 hurricane -- the highest -- is one that has winds of 157 mph or more.
The measurements of storm surge waves have varied from 13-19 feet. Early estimates say it caused more than $14 billion in damage and impacted more than 11 million people before the storm continued on to Vietnam and then into southern China.