Hurricane Florence: Astronaut photos of the giant storm from space

Gwen Vasquez
September 13, 2018

No matter what track it takes, Hurricane Florence will be weakening before it reaches New Jersey; however, Rowan is in for a week of gray skies and continued rainfall.

Arnold and his crewmates have seen two other big storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean, including Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac.

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

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

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space.

Hurricane Florence is predicted to slam into the US East Coast as an "extremely unsafe major hurricane" overnight on Thursday.

The storm is churning in the Atlantic Ocean with winds of 130 miles per hour.

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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.

"The station was flying 255 miles over the storm at the time this video was captured".

Satellites orbiting Earth have also been keeping tabs on Florence from above.

To put things into perspective, the space agency notes that Hurricane Florence spans a distance equal to the one between Baltimore in Maryland and Boston in MA.

"Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", the astronaut tweeted a few hours ago.

Watch the full clip of the space agency's flyover here.

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