Hurricane Florence size is 'chilling, even from space,' astronaut writes

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence is so big that it can only be captured with a super wide-angle lens from space, one astronaut said.


NASA's latest video shows a new view of Hurricane Florence from space.

More videos of Hurricane Florence

As he posted the awe-inspiring shots earlier in the week, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency wrote that staring down "the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane" is "chilling, even from space."

Alexander Gerst, an astronaut with the European Space Agency, shared photos of Hurricane Florence from space, writing, ''Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you.''

Gerst isn't the only one sharing compelling images of the monster storm. NOAA posted GIFs from the GOES East satellite, including a lightning map of several systems over the Atlantic.

See the latest video of Florence from space in the video above.