Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Earlier today, the orbital post flew directly over the eye of the storm, which offered the astronauts unparalleled views of Hurricane Florence in all her might.

The 400-mile wide hurricane reached Category 4 strength on Monday and was expected to continue to strengthen as it approaches the United States and the coast of the Carolinas and Virginia, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Happy #FullDiskFriday! #GOESEast is keeping an eye on Tropical Storm #Florence from 22,300 miles out in space.

When Florence will reach the US, he is the hurricane of the 4th category out of five, say.

Because Hurricane Florence is so unbelievably massive, astronauts had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the monstrous storm from space.

"Watch out, America!" German astronaut Alexander Gerst wrote on Twitter this morning (Sept. 12).

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"The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected", Arnold said in a tweet.

An image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, approaching the Carolinas on September 12, 2018.

NASA also posted an incredible video of Hurricane Florence viewed from space.

Hurricane Florence is blowing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour as it barrels toward the US East Coast as a Category 4 storm.

"It's chilling, even from space."source Alexander Gerst/European Space Agency This photo shows what it looks like deep inside the eye of Hurricane Florence, a place of relative calm for such storms.source Alexander Gerst/European Space Agency The NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold has also been following the giant storm".

The satellite's MODIS instrument also detected "thick rings of powerful storms" swirling around the eye of the hurricane.

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