NASA releases footage showing massive Hurricane Florence from space

Gwen Vasquez
September 16, 2018

But between evacuations and storm shutter installations, NASA and NOAA are keeping people informed and entertained.

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

The agencies' fleet of satellites track various elements, including location, wind speed, rainfall, and temperature.

Tropical Storm Isaac was east of the Lesser Antilles and expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, while Hurricane Helene was moving northward away from land.

Forecasters have warned of life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding, damaging winds, and risky rip currents along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

More news: Carolinas face days more of catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Florence

"This photo shows the enormous size of Hurricane Florence, taken with a wide-angle lens from the International Space Station, almost 250 miles directly above the eye of the storm", they tweeted.

"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 said in a tweet.

A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018. Forecasters talked about Florence may perchance well perchance presumably change into an especially unhealthy considerable hurricane one day Monday and live that formulation for days.

As Hurricane Florence continues barreling toward the Carolinas, NASA has posted a remarkable video of the storm with winds approaching 130 miles per hour.

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