Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Hurricane Florence approaches the US East Coast in a satellite image taken from space

"It's chilling, even from space", said Alexander Gerst, an astronaut with the European Space Agency who now lives on ISS, on Twitter.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space.

A new high-definition video and photos taken from the International Space Station show the size of scope of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm heading toward landfall in the Southeast U.S. later this week. "T$3 his is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

Here are some of the best images of Hurricane Florence by Gerst and Ricky Arnold, a fellow NASA astronaut who's also living on board the ISS.

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The channel posted a 25-minute clip of the video in Russian on its website and said it plans to air more from the interview later. During the interview, Petrov and Boshirov claim to be "middle men" dealing in nutritional supplements, fitness, and health foods.

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.

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

According to Wednesday morning's update from the National Hurricane Center, Florence could park off the coast of the Carolinas on Friday, bringing damaging winds and even extreme storm surges to coastal areas. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.

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