Hurricane Hunters investigating powerful Hurricane Ignacio east of Hawaii this weekend shared stunning photos and video from inside the storm's eye.

Ignacio reached its peak intensity as a Category 4 hurricane with 145 mph winds Saturday, making it one of three Category 4 hurricanes in the Pacific at that time.

The images show the stadium effect, which refers to how the inside of a well-defined eye can look like a bowl-shaped stadium. The towering clouds that make up the surrounding eyewall take on the role of stadium seating. The lower, clearer portion near the center of the eye is the PLAYING field. While these features can be seen from space, it's a particularly impressive sight from Hurricane Hunter aircraft flying inside the eye and collecting data.

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