Video and photos from the International Space Station show the immense size of Hurricane Florence, the storm bearing down on the east coast.
Forecasters expect the hurricane to make landfall later this week with the Carolinas and Virginia in its path.
The International Space Station captured images of the storm as it passed over on Wednesday.
From NASA: “A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. EDT on Sept. 12.”
Watch out, America! #HurricaneFlorence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the @Space_Station, 400 km directly above the eye. Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. #Horizons pic.twitter.com/ovZozsncfh— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) September 12, 2018
Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It’s chilling, even from space. #HurricaneFlorence #Horizons https://t.co/RdDmGgduou pic.twitter.com/2TlMghY4OL— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) September 12, 2018