Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
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This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst Tweeted, 'Watch out, America!

Early on Wednesday, astronaut Alexander Gerst captured this absolutely stunning image of Florence's eye from the International Space Station, some 250 miles above Earth.

Ricky Arnold, an astronaut on the International Space Station, shared his view of the storm along with Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene, which are also brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. "T$3 his is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

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

The ISS was flying 255 miles (410 kilometers) above the storm when it got the footage, which NASA describes as "dramatic".

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.

Forecasters have warned of life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding, damaging winds, and unsafe rip currents along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm, could stall upon reaching the Carolina coast and make a slight shift south toward SC once it makes landfall, becoming "a major flooding event", according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.

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