Breathtaking Space Photos Showcase Hurricane Florence

Астронавт заснял мощный ураган из космоса

Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a ‘Grand Tour’ of Southeastern States

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped some photos of his own to share on Twitter on Wednesday.

Hurricane Florence is a Category-4 storm that's headed for the US East Coast and predicted to start impacting SC and North Carolina as early as Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

ABOVE VIDEO: 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 September 12. "It's chilling, even from space", he tweeted.

Images captured with a wide-angle lens on board the Space Station have shown the mind-boggling scale of Hurricane Florence as it nears America's East Coast. 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.

United States hurricane could kill 'a lot of people'
Power outages, flooding and storm surge were the main concerns for the state as the Cat. A slow motion over eastern SC is forecast Friday night through Saturday night.

The video tracks across the swirling clouds at the outer edges of the hurricane before passing over the eye.

Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday, bringing with it 20-30 inches of rain to North Carolina, and almost 40 inches to SC, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Florence is joined by Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene in this snapshot taken Tuesday some 1 million miles away via NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the DSCOVR satellite. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.

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