Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Mindy Sparks
September 13, 2018

Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted pictures taken 249 miles above the eye of the storm.

Hurricane Florence, on its way across the Atlantic Ocean toward North Carolina, dominates photos and video from the International Space Station, where astronauts are using wide-angle lenses because of how far the storm extends.

While meteorologists warn of the strength and size of Hurricane Florence, nothing is more eye-opening than actually seeing the storm, especially from space.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst also joined in the fun, explaining that the fearless space men and women need wide-lense cameras to take these incredible photos.


"Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", he added. An astronaut aboard the space station said it was "chilling".

Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured this image of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, September 10, 2018.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the impact of the storm would be widespread, hitting the coast early Friday morning.

Gerst said Hurricane Florence was so enormous, with a width of more than 500 miles, that he "could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens."source Alexander Gerst/European Space Agency When the space station flew over the storm's menacing eye, Gerst took this photo".

Meanwhile, NASA's Aqua satellite snapped an infrared image of Hurricane Florence on September 11, at 2:30 a.m. EDT.

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