Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling

These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling

Hurricane Florence is shaping up to be a frightful storm, and it does not look any better when you look at it from space.

Global space station NASA has revealed the extent of the hurricane "Florence", which is close to the coast of the United States.

"Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane", Gerst asked on Twitter.

The massive power behind Hurricane Florence resulted in wonderful, and downright terrifying, images and videos taken from space. Now hurricane "Florence" waiting in Washington, where he also declared a state of emergency.

The 500-mile-wide hurricane, which is barreling toward the U.S. east coast, is expected to make landfall on Thursday night, but then the storm's movement will slow to a crawl, meaning that some coastal areas will get as much as 24 hours of battering winds and rain.

"Watch out, America! #HurricaneFlorence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens", German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted this morning, along with the photos to prove it. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

Following Hurricane Florence are two more powerful storms crossing the Atlantic, namely Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene. While the wind in the eye weakened, the storm grew in size and the hurricane-force winds expanding outward up to 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the center of the hurricane.

Hurricane Florence has reportedly been causing 80-plus feet waves.

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