Thursday, 20 September, 2018

NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane "Florence"

Astronauts had to use super wide-angle lens to photograph Hurricane Florence because it’s so huge WATCH: Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic
Derrick Tucker | 13 September, 2018, 04:59

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.

At 1:55 a.m. EDT (0555 UTC) on September 10, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Hurricane Florence in infrared light.

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".

NEW: Florence is now a category 4 hurricane.

Arnold also captured hurricanes Isaac and Helene lining up behind Florence in the Atlantic.

The US National Hurricane Centre has warned that Hurricane Florence will bring "life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding" to North and SC. NASA's Aqua satellite is providing visible, infrared and microwave imagery while the GPM core satellite is providing additional data like rain rates throughout the storm and cloud heights.

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Hurricane Florence is so enormous, astronauts in space had to use a super-wide angle lens to capture a photo.

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station.

A view of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station.

Both states, as well as Virginia, have ordered mass evacuations along the coast, as the NHC has warned that Florence will bring a "life-threatening storm surge", as well as catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding. SC and North Carolina are evacuating people living in vulnerable areas along the coast.

This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

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