NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

Hurricane Florence from space

Thankfully, the crew had some tools at their disposal to snap a wide-angle view of the hurricane, and boy is it a insane sight.

"The National Hurricane Middle forecasts extra strengthening for Florence earlier to it reaches the shoreline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14", NASA wrote within the description of the video.

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

"Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category four hurricane?"

Here she was captured churning across the Atlantic earlier this week by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst with a super wide angle lens outside the International Space Station. The station was flying 255 miles over the storm at the time this video was captured.

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence
Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. McMaster had ordered residents in most of the state's coastal counties to evacuate ahead of Florence's arrival.

"Watch out, America!" ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, now aboard the ISS, tweeted.

However, in the ISS astronaut's second post, he revealed an expansive view of the hurricane with its eye at several hundred kilometers off the US East Coast and its outer cloud bands already approaching Nort Carolina.

"Some strengthening is forecast through tonight".

"Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km)".

The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14.

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