Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

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   OMINOUS Hurricane Florence is set to blast the US east coast

AFP Getty Images OMINOUS Hurricane Florence is set to blast the US east coast

Hurricane Florence, on its way across the Atlantic Ocean toward North Carolina, dominates photos and video from the International Space Station, where astronauts are using wide-angle lenses because of how far the storm extends.

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".

Hurricane Florence is blowing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour as it barrels toward the US East Coast as a Category 4 storm. "It's chilling, even from space", he wrote in another tweet.

This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast.

As millions of people in the Carolinas and Virginia prepare for what could be historic damage from Hurricane Florence, people in space are keeping an eye on it from above. "The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected".

The NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold has also been following the giant storm. As for Helene, thankfully, it most likely will never make landfall.

Gray skies and drizzle plague Rowan for the first full week of school as the outskirts of Hurricane Florence hit the area.

Arnold has been following the storm's progress for days from his lofty perch. "NASA research has found that cloud top temperatures that cold have the capability to generate heavy rainfall", the space agency says.

"The station was flying 255 miles over the storm at the time this video was captured".

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