Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Mindy Sparks
September 12, 2018

"Watch out, America! Hurricane Florence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the Space Station", European astronaut Alexander Gerst wrote in a tweet.

A three-minute video that NASA published Wednesday morning shows Hurricane Florence from a space-station's-eye view, as a camera some 250 miles above earth pans slowly over the storm.

"Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the USA late Thursday or early Friday", NASA explains in a new blog post.

NASA shared photos Wednesday showing the unsafe storm from the International Space Station.

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

The weather agency also warned "life-threatening freshwater flooding is likely from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event". Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.

- Even from orbit, Hurricane Florence looks like a monster.

NASA shared an image of the giant storm two days ago.

Images are coming out from the International Space Station that reflect the monstrous size of Florence expected to hammer the Carolinas. Helene will likely wear itself out before hitting land, the NHC said in its latest forecast, and Isaac, which has been downgraded from a hurricane, is on its way to the Caribbean, officials said. An astronaut aboard the space station said it was "chilling".

"Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane?"

The photos in Gerst's post capture Florence mid-churn, winds up to 130 miles per hour whipping around the storm's eye.

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