International Space Station Captures Remarkable Size of Hurricane Florence

Once Florence makes landfall, it'll be the first major Atlantic hurricane of the 2018 season to hit the mainland US. The crew of Expedition 56 even managed to capture a few dramatic photos of the monster storm raging over the Atlantic Ocean, which they posted on social media to warn people about the devastating force of the hurricane.

Despite the storm being still some distance away from land, the National Hurricane Center has confirmed it is on track to hit the area around North and SC by Friday.

"Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane?" he said.

National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) revealed the extent of hurricane Florence, which is close to the coast of the United States.

Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, is less than 48 hours from making landfall on America's southeastern coast, where more than a million people have been ordered to flee their homes.

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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. This picture shows Hurricane Florence on Monday.

From his orbiting perch, Gerst offered Earthlings yet another warning about the hurricane's dangers: "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

Meanwhile, NASA's Aqua satellite snapped an infrared image of Hurricane Florence on September 11, at 2:30 a.m. EDT.

This photo from Arnold is one of many on his Twitter feed of the Earth from the International Space Station.

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

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